The Liberia Council of Churches says serious attention has been drawn to a video circulating on social media where a University of Liberia student is manhandled and treated like a common criminal by some alleged CDC members – COP , which is appalling and doesn’t. t represent any civilized nation like Liberia.
The Council of Churches recognizes the government’s condemnation and its call for the Liberia National Police to investigate the violence, however, we pray that the investigation will be inclusive of respectable national stakeholders and conducted very expeditiously in order to bring credibility to the investigation and set an example of accountability, against unprovoked criminal acts and unnecessary violence while proclaiming to the world that no one is above the law, and that these violence will not enjoy impunity at the expense of other citizens.
Therefore, the individuals who are clearly seen in the video carrying out such unprovoked acts of violence against their fellow Liberian must be promptly brought to justice.
This Council of Churches press release also encourages the Independent National Human Rights Commission to become fully involved, as such vicious conduct is within its power to investigate and report what appears to be a clear case of violation. human rights. The Council statement added that in a democratic environment not everyone is expected to share the same political views.
Liberians have suffered many such acts in its recent past, resulting in widespread violence, trauma and insecurity.
This magnitude must be condemned by our government to all well-meaning Liberians, regardless of their social, political and ethnic affiliations.
The Council of Churches insists that the constitution of Liberia gives all citizens or groups of citizens the right to peacefully assemble and petition their government for the good of the country, as such there should be no action by anyone and/or group to prevent such constitutional right.
Such acts and acts of violence have no place in Liberia today and are condemned in the strongest terms by the LCC; we therefore call on all to do the same.
The LCC therefore calls on the student community to remain calm and be patient as the Council will strive to ensure that the rule of law is upheld at all times. The Council also calls on all Liberians inside and outside the country to remain calm as we stand together for non-violence and justice for the rights of all its citizens.
The Council reminds all Liberians that our national anthem says: “In unity, success is certain, we will prevail over all.
May God bless our beautiful land of freedom and save our state from vandalism and hooliganism!