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Making appeals | Weah asks supporters for calm

Posted By John Turnbull On 11 November 2005 @ 21:45 In Africa,Regions | No Comments

Monrovia, Liberia | Two thousand supporters of the Congress for Democratic Change—the party of presidential candidate George Weahrallied Friday afternoon to protest results [1] that favored Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in the Nov 8 runoff. “The streets of Monrovia don’t belong to violent people [2],” Weah told the crowd. “Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.”

Near the U.S. embassy, according to a United Nations Mission in Liberia [3] report, some protesters threw stones and were dispersed by tear gas. Weah, as reported in the Christian Science Monitor, earlier had challenged the first-round results from 11 October [4]. He claimed to have won 62 percent of the vote originally, which would have meant his outright election.

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[1] rallied Friday afternoon to protest results: http://www.unmil.org/read.asp?newsID=758&cat=unmil

[2] The streets of Monrovia don’t belong to violent people: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/11/AR2005111101790.html

[3] United Nations Mission in Liberia: http://www.unmil.org/

[4] challenged the first-round results from 11 October: http://www.unmil.org/content.asp?cat=radio

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