Friday, February 09, 2007

Former AFL Riot Yesterday

MONROVIA, 9 February (IRIN) - Around 1,000 former members of Liberia's security forces seeking salaries and demobilisation packages rioted on Thursday in a suburb of Monrovia injuring two policemen and setting up road blocks before they were dispersed by a joint team of United Nations and government police.
Apparently they waited outside the radio station where the president delivers her weekly address, carrying sticks and blocking the road.

They agreed to some kind of settlement in 2003, but they've rioted periodically since then, demanding more. They'll continue to be a problem for years to come if something's not done to reintegrate them. But they're probably the hardest group to reintegrate.


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