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Liberian newspapers headline planned June 7 protest

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

President George Weah's assurance that the planned June 7 protest will be peaceful and Council of Patriots rejecting ECOWAS plea for a one-day protest dominate the headlines in Monday's editions of Liberian newspapers.

President George Manneh Weah is encouraging Liberians to go about their normal businesses on June 7 at which time the planned protest by the group under the banner Council of Patriots (CoP) is expected to take place.

President Weah told Liberians to fear nothing as there would be no disturbance on that day. The Inquirer newspaper published this story as its front page banner headline under the caption:"Nobody Will Disturb You on June 7"-Weah Allays Citizens' Fears.

At the same time, the Liberian leader has reportedly told the ECOWAS delegation that visited Liberia last week that former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the current Vice President, Jewel Howard Taylor are quietly supporting Friday's planned protest by the Council of Patriots.

President Weah made the disclosure during a closed door discussion with the Head of the ECOWAS Commission Jean Claude Kassi Brou at his Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia.

The FrontPage newspaper published this story as its front page banner headline under the title: " JUNE 7 SAVE THE STATE PROTEST TAKES AN INTRIGUING TURN FOR THE OBSCURE: THE ACCUSED?

Another story that captured the headlines in the June 3 editions of Liberia newspapers is the Council of Patriots, the planners of the June 7 protest, rejecting a plea by an ECOWAS delegation to restrict their planned protest to one day.

The Daily Observer quotes inside sources as saying that a Liberian who is a member of the ECOWAS Parliament who has been working behind the scenes to thwart the planned protest was asked to leave the meeting between the Council of Patriots and the ECOWAS Parliament,

The Daily Observer newspaper published this story as its front page banner headline under the caption: CoP Rejects ECOWAS Plea For One-Day Protest Action.

Other headlines in the Monday editions of Liberian newspapers include: NEC Reinstates Sirleaf, Others To Unity Party (Daily Observer); LNP Assures Journalists of Protection on June 7 (Daily Observer); UN Women Seek To Enhance Women Participation In Politics (The Inquirer); Retired, Demobilized Soldiers Advised To Be Neutral (The Inquirer); WHO ATE EBOLA MONEY? (FrontPage).

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