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Thursday, June 20, 2024

LIBERIAN MOTORCYCLISTS DEFY GOVERNMENT BAN

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MONROVIA – In a defiant stance against the government’s recent police order declaring Central Monrovia off-limits to motorcyclists, Liberian motorcyclists have issued a strong warning, refusing to comply with the ban.

While the police claim to be in talks with commercial cyclists to enforce the ban, motorcyclist leaders have vowed to take to the streets to fight for their rights. In an exclusive interview with Voice of Liberia, these leaders expressed frustration, accusing President Boakai’s government of using them as a political stepping stone and now trying to discard them. They emphasized that commercial motorcycling is not just transportation but their sole livelihood.

Pointing to the government’s failure to provide sufficient job opportunities, the motorcyclists argue they have no choice but to support their families through their motorcycle businesses. They warn that losing their only means of survival could push them towards criminal activities, criticizing the Boakai government for offering them nothing substantial.

The government’s ban has led to a tense standoff between authorities and the determined motorcyclists, raising concerns about potential clashes and disruptions in the city. As tensions mount, all eyes are on the government’s response to this resolute resistance, with the outcome holding far-reaching implications for transportation and livelihoods in Liberia.

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