The United Nations says it is concerned about violence linked to Liberia’s upcoming elections.
According to reports today by the United Nation’s Human Rights Office (OHCHR), at least two people in the West African country died and 20 were injured on Friday during clashes between supporters of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change party and the opposition Unity Party.
The statement further revealed that the clashes occurred in the Foya district, while there have also been outbreaks of violence in the Nimba, Montserrado and Grand Cape Mount counties ahead of next Tuesday’s general elections.
OHCHR spokesperson Seif Magango noted that his office also documented eight attacks on Newsmen by various political actors, two of which resulted in injuries.
The OHCHR also condemned the use of language, which could amount to hate speech.