Police fire tear gas at supporters of Liberian anti-government activist

Reuters News
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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 10:23 AM

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police fired teargas and threw stones at a crowd gathered near a court in the Liberian capital Monrovia on Monday to demand the release of a political activist charged with sedition, a Reuters witness said.

Street violence is rare in the West African country which has enjoyed a period of stability and democracy since the end of a civil war in 2003.

(Reporting by Alphonso Toweh; Writing by Emma Farge; Editing by Dominic Evans; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)