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|Published on October 19, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
There have been avalanche of arson attacks during the course of the 2011Presidential and Legislative Elections that has ended in a run-off. The attacks were directed at media intuitions, journalists and private home.
During the campaign period, a journalist from the New Democrat Newspaper was allegedly attacked by members of a political party in Ganta City and forced to delete a photograph he had taken from his camera. In another manner, the house of Mr. Len Eugene Nagbe was attacked by unknown persons using petro bomb.
Immediately after the elections and while the preliminary results were being announced, the Unity Party headquarters in the ELWA area was set ablaze by unknown men.
Another attack was on Monday morning directed at the Love FM radio station by a bunch of criminals, who many believe are trouble makers bent on derailing the ongoing electoral process. The Liberia National Police is still investigating this and previous acts of violence.
According to report, a petro bomb was thrown into the Sarafina Building on 10th Street. The fire caused by the bomb also caused serious damage to the station and other properties in the building.
All of these attacks have been carried out in spite of numerous calls from Liberians and the international community to conduct a violence free election. As a matter of fact, no case of violence was reported throughout the country during the Election Day. This was an indication that many Liberian are in favor of a violence free election.
In view of the above, we wish to sternly condemn the attacks carried out by trouble makers in Monrovia. We call on political parties and individuals who have qualm with the conduct of the electoral process to seek redress from the law.