MONROVIA, Oct. 21 (LINA) – The Liberian National Police (LNP) has restored calm at the Guinean Embassy near Monrovia, after a violent protest action by some people believed to be Guinean Nationals who were agitating against the election results being announced by the Guinean National Elections Commission in Conakry, the Guinean capital.
Officers of the LNP were swiftly dispatched to the scene of the protest with a mandate to ensure the protection of the embassy’s premises and its staffs.
The violent protesters injured some police officers, including those serving in the Emergency Response Unit and the Police Support Unit. Their actions also caused damage to the embassy’s infrastructure and nearby properties.
Fifty five protesters, including thirteen females and 42 males were arrested and are currently in Police custody undergoing investigation.
They will be duly screened and those responsible for the injuries of the LNP officers and damage to property of the Guinean Embassy and nearby facilities will face the law, police sources tolf the Liberia News Agency..
The LNP reiterates its commitment to protecting lives and property while ensuring that the rule of law is strictly upheld, the sources said.