Govt Imposes Curfew After Religiously-Motivated Violence in Capital

October 29, 2004

Source: CNN

Wire Service: Reuters

On October 29, 2004 Reuters reported, "Liberia slapped an immediate curfew on the capital Monrovia on Friday after stick-wielding youths rampaged through the costal city, burning buildings, petrol stations and vehicles. Witnesses said a dispute between Muslim and Christian residents near the Paynesville suburb late on Thursday had mushroomed into a full-scale riot which then spread to the hilly center of the coastal center on Friday morning. Liberia's Information Minister William Allen said the curfew was announced on state radio by interim leader Gyude Bryant and would remain in force until further notice."