This is the second mass demonstration against the president’s handling of the economy in less than a year. [Zoom Dosso/AFP]
Thousands of Liberians are marching in the seaside capital Monrovia to protest against the deepening economic crisis under President George Weah.
Monday’s demonstration follows two mass rallies against the footballer-turned-president last summer, as the impoverished West African country struggles with corruption and inflation.
The government had assured the protesters of security. Dozens of riot police were deployed in the capital although the scene remained calm. Roads were deserted and many civil servants stayed away from work.
The demonstrators want the president to sack his entire economic management team, said protest organiser and head of the group called the Council of Patriots, Henry Costa.