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Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by lalasticlala(m): 2:36pm On May 03
Authorities in Liberia have blocked the internet, in what is perceived to be a move to suppress ongoing anti-government protests in the capital, Monrovia.

Netblocks, an organisation that monitors internet disruptions and shutdowns confirmed the shutdown on Friday afternoon, saying access to social networking platforms Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat had been restricted.

‘‘The disruptions affecting ordinary operation of the social media platforms have raised concerns of a state order to restrict the Save The State protests in Liberian capital Monrovia,’‘ NetBlocks said in its statement.

Organisers of the Save The State protests have mobilised thousands of Liberians to demonstrate against high rates of inflation and corruption in the country.

The protests are likely to be a a key test for President George Weah, who campaigned over the same issues in his ascent to president, about 18 months ago.

The protesters are bracing for a possible violent showdown with security forces or even prolonged disruption.

The protests coalition calling itself the Council of Patriots, comprises politicians, professions, students and ordinary members of the public.

George Weah, in power since January 2018 is struggling to revive a country that is one of the poorest in the world.

He insists he is aware of the burden of ordinary people, and improvement to health, education and roads remain his priorities.

https://www.africanews.com/2019/06/07/liberia-blocks-internet-amidst-anti-weah-protests/

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by AllenSpencer: 2:37pm On May 03
Sigh..

No one is to be trusted. Power intoxicates

Even a Weah disappointed the electorates.

Can African leaders plead with the British and Americans to resume slave trade.

Seems its a viable option as at where Africa stands today.

They should just issue them licenses to be kidnapping us, so all we have to pray for is to be kidnapped

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Righteousness2(m): 2:39pm On May 03
From Continent to continent, Nation to nation, its the same Protest against inflation, bad governance, bad leadership etc.
I begin to ask myself, where are we headed to?
All I see is a world searching for solution.
All I see is things Playing into the Hands of the Man of lawlessness a.k.a the antichrist.
The World is being Prepared for Him.
JESUS is Coming Folks! Let is ensure we Prepared. It is gonna be Suddenly.

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by 3RNEST(m): 2:42pm On May 03
shocked

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by StephenBB(m): 2:44pm On May 03
African presidents and their backwardness, cowardness and foolishness.
You insult, criticise, bash, mock, troll and envy those in the government you're not part of...
But when you enter, you can't even endure a drop of what you were dishing out! SHAME!!!

BTW...what am i even typing sef cheesy

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by tillaman(m): 2:44pm On May 03
angry

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Nairalandian(m): 2:45pm On May 03
Africa and to dey block Internet.
I was even shocked they didn't do so in Nigeria during ENDSARS.

Maybe Buhari doesn't know how to block Internet.

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by BruncleZuma: 2:45pm On May 03
grin grin grin grin

Liberian Buhari

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by LikeAking: 2:45pm On May 03
Halfrica is finished.


The reason is because we vote based on sentiments and tribe.

George Weah is a foot ball material not presidential.

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by slawormiir: 2:46pm On May 03
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright....Africans are a disgrace
You block the internet because of a peaceful protests
I think we Africans should put head together and gather money to buy aeroplane...to start moving us batch by batch out of this gadmnnn continent...make we just leave the continent for our useless leaders

Righteousness2:

All I see is things Playing into the Hands of the Man of lawlessness a.k.a the antichrist.
JESUS is Coming Folks! Let is ensure we Prepared. It is gonna be Suddenly.
Ogbeni....nobody is coming

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by CalabarPikin: 2:46pm On May 03
Hmmmm

People do things and forget facts


NO MAN IS GOD

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by ihatebuhari(f): 2:46pm On May 03
Shithole continent

Shithole countries

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Simplyleo: 2:46pm On May 03
Abeg, I no fit laff.

Ipob pigs right now

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by ChiefSosa(m): 2:46pm On May 03
TYPICAL AFRICAN LEADER DICTATOR. AND WHEN THIS MAN CAME UP, A LOT OF PEOPLE ACTUALLY THOUGHT THEY'VE FINALLY SEEN A SENSIBLE PERSON. SMH. IT REMINDS ME OF ONE OTHER COUNTRY LIKE THAT...

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Tonyspecial(m): 2:46pm On May 03
F
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Bornsinner7: 2:46pm On May 03
slawormiir:
Damnnn niggarrrr
Isoright
Too bad
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by kambili999(f): 2:46pm On May 03
I sincerely thought this man would have been different

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Ladyhippolyta88(f): 2:47pm On May 03
Footballer turned dictator

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Sunkyphil(m): 2:47pm On May 03
tyrants everywhere c weah people thought was a messiah even sirleaf johnson is better off

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by LikeAking: 2:47pm On May 03
Righteousness2:
From Continent to continent, Nation to nation, its the same Protest against inflation, bad governance, bad leadership etc.
I begin to ask myself, where are we headed to?
All I see is a world searching for solution.
All I see is things Playing into the Hands of the Man of lawlessness a.k.a the antichrist.
JESUS is Coming Folks! Let is ensure we Prepared. It is gonna be Suddenly.

Which continents are u talking about?

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by OmovuduTheBeast(f): 2:47pm On May 03
Useless dark continent
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by AFULA(m): 2:47pm On May 03
O K A Y
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by NaughtyBrainiac: 2:48pm On May 03
Hmmmm

What's the issue with these our countries and Leaders ?

Is it that the systems are so bad that even a Leader with good intentions won't be able to make positive changes?

What's the way out?
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by austinvsb: 2:48pm On May 03
AllenSpencer:
Sigh..

No one is to be trusted. Power intoxicates

Even a Weah disappointed the electorates.

Can African leaders plead with the British and Americans to resume slave trade.

Seems its a viable option as at where Africa stands today.

They should just issue them licenses to be kidnapping us, so all we have to pray for is to be kidnapped

A fool that doesn't realize that the problem bedevilling Africa today is by the design of the europeans.

This is what lack of history in school results in

Edit: obviously, some of the kids replying to this have zero knowledge of history and present day geopolitics. FFS grab a fucking book and learn!

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by MARKone(m): 2:48pm On May 03
Africa my continent. Sad indeed, they come with sweet mouth, riding on the back of humility and empathy, but once they assume office, the turn to monsters, dashing all hopes. Look at George weah of all people, I knew he was gonna mess up, when he started frolicking with Nollywood actresses.

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Bensondrums(m): 2:48pm On May 03
in this life never u trust anybody o....I remember vividly how whale abi na wale turned to motivational speaker prior to the election dat brought him to power..how the former govt was dis nd dat but he d messiah ve come to dia rescue....in just 3years now see ur life.
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Oluwasegun664(m): 2:48pm On May 03
African lacks protocols n procedures... That's the beginning of corruption

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Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Racoon(m): 2:48pm On May 03
angry All African leaders are unsecured tyrants whose obsession for political power is only second after death.
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by Ekakamba: 2:48pm On May 03






The protests coalition calling itself the Council of Patriots, comprises politicians, professions, students and ordinary members of the public.





Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by patorial(m): 2:48pm On May 03
Gg
Re: Liberia Blocks Internet Over Protests Against President Weah by MasterRahl(m): 2:49pm On May 03
angry

I agree with LikeAking, the 8th commenter. Here in Africa, we vote based on sentiments. We don't critically analyze each candidate. Weah should run a football academy, not a struggling country.

It is also important to note that people who criticize constituted authorities rarely do any better when they get in there. Bubu criticized the leadership of this country since the days of CPC & ACN. We're yet to see what his government has achieved. Now, George Weah is on the news.

Between, the things that happens in some countries of the World would make you think Nigeria is a paradise. I read about North Korea some days ago and I shuddered.

Fellow nairalanders, would you japa to North Korea if given the opportunity?

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