- Published on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:49
- Written by The News
The Liberia National Police (LNP) have refuted reports of arresting peaceful protesters in Pleebo Sodoken District, Maryland County, as alleged by Dr. Bhofal Chambers.
The Police described the statement attributed to Dr. Chambers regarding the arrest of peaceful protesters as “false and misleading”.
The police also said the statement attributed to Representative Chambers that his people were being “flogged and illegally arrested” by personnel of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police lacks f truth and substance.
The police indicated that the assertion by the Maryland County lawmaker is only intended to blackmail the LNP and divert public attention from the real issues unfolding in the district.
In a release, the police explained that the involvement of its Emergency Response Unit (ERU) was predicated upon the violent nature of the demonstration.
The LNP said it was taken aback that Representative Chambers would deliberately accused the police of wrong doing, when staff of the company were under threats by the people he claimed to be peaceful protesters.
The Police statement pointed out that while it would not violate the constitutional rights of people to protest, however, such protest must be done within the confines of the laws.
The LNP maintains that it would not encourage any form of industrial disharmony at any concession site in the country; therefore, warns those who are in the constant habit of inciting and taking the laws into their hands to desist.