Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has described as “sick and appalling” Thursday’s action by the joint security “clampdown on peaceful protesters,” who are continuing their protest against the rising wave of rape cases in the country.
The protesters were early Thursday met up with resistance by officers of the joint security after they began to assemble near the Vamoma Junction.
They were later chased in various communities in Sinkor, as others were arrested and are currently at the headquarters of the Liberia National Police.
Madam Gbowee wrote: “I woke up this morning to news of the government of Liberia clamping down on the peaceful protest organized by young people against the pervasive rape culture in Liberia.
This is sick, appalling, and a big shame on the Weah-led administration.
To teargas and use violence on a peaceful gathering led by women against a pandemic is beyond unimaginable.
I call out Minister Piso Saydee Tarr. Shame on you! Your job demands that you protect the most vulnerable population of Liberia, but you have chosen to align with your political God father.
Minister Tarr, who plays politics with the tearing of a three-Year-old vagina? To say I am mad would be putting it mildly. I am angry, infuriated, boiling inside… if you had done your job void of politics we won’t be where we find ourselves.
Sad, sad, sad…”