MONROVIA-Officers of the Liberia National Police have used teargas to dislodged hundreds of peaceful protesters who were demanding justice for the alleged killing of a truck driver Alieu Sheriff by some officers of the LNP .
The Protesters that include family members , friends, human rights advocates early Tuesday August 3, 2021 organized themselves and commenced a peaceful parade from Japan Freeway, previously known as the Somalia Drive with placards and inscriptions; “we need justice , police stop killing our people’’ to the capitol hill that host the Capitol Building , the Supreme Court of Liberia and the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police.
According to the Protesters the late Alieu Sheriff was illegally beaten to death by three officers of the LNP on July 28, 2021. The protesters also alleged that since the death of their son and brother, Authorities of the Liberia National Police are yet to investigate those who were illegally involved in the killing of their relative.
Speaking to the media following the dislodging of the protesters by officers of the LNP, one of the organizers, Mark Jabateh, disclosed that criminals infiltrated among them and engaged into acts of violence; something that prompted him , to invite the police to take away those according to him, were infiltrators.
He further narrated that the police did not go in line with his request but decided to arrest those who were peacefully protesting and used teargas on them.
The Key organizer, Jabateh also described the Police action as criminal and demanded that those of his supporters be released from prison at the LNP Headquarters .
However information emanating from Authorities of the LNP indicated that President George Weah has instructed Internal Affairs Minister Varney Sirleaf, Gender Children and Social Protection Minister Williameita Saydee-Tarr to intervene as a means of finding a solution to the matter.
During the meeting with the LNP Authorities, the organizers and family members of the late Alieu Sheriff and Ministers Sirleaf and Saydee-Tarr agreed that a government delegation will visit the family first during this week among others.