Liberian Govt. Charged 23 Rioters

Monrovia (AFP) – Liberian police have charged 23 people over riots at a palm oil plantation in which a senior company official was taken hostage and a government minister wounded, the force said on Tuesday. Protesters with machetes broke into Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) in Sinoe County, in the country’s southeast, on Tuesday last week, looting equipment and workers’ property, according to the Liberian National Police and the company. “Several weapons including machetes, knives and other deadly instruments were found in their possession,” the police said in a statement on…

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