The International Community in Liberia, having learnt with concern of the serious violence committed in Monrovia on 26 July, condemns without reservation, such acts which occurred on the 175th anniversary of Independence.
The body in a statement has urged a prompt and thorough investigation by the police, that will bring to justice the instigators and perpetrators of these acts of violence.
The International Community said it welcomes the swift condemnation by political, governmental, and civil society actors of the violent acts which occurred, and further encourages all political leaders to act firmly in preventing and eliminating political intolerance and violence.
Liberia has a record of free, fair, and transparent elections over the last two decades, making this country an example of stability and democracy in the region.
But, the statement said violence is not the right way to resolve disputes and that political differences should be resolved by dialogue.
The statement therefore encourages all actors to act responsibly and embrace the principles of tolerance, democracy, and constitutionalism for an inclusive, transparent, and peaceful election process in Liberia 2022-2023.