Reports from Maryland County say citizens comprising of motorcyclists, women, youth and others are stampeding in the streets of Pleebo City after moving on to Harper City, chanting anti-police slogans to demand the speedy trial of a suspected man who allegedly killed a young man.
The incident was said to have happened in the Pleebo area and the case was referred to the Harper Police station where the suspect has been detained waiting to be processed to court. But the delay in prosecuting the suspect did not go down well with the people who now have decided to take to the streets, demanding the police to expedite the case.
According to reports monitored from the area, there has not been any case of destruction of properties that is normally associated with street protests.
Other reports say the stampeders attack the Harper prison, leading to the escape of an unspecified number of prisoners.
Meanwhile, former Senator John Bailout is called on the authority of the Liberia National Police (LNP) to dispatch police officers to the county to restore law and order before things go out of hand.
He also took issue with the Superintendent who he accused of abandoning the county when there was trouble back home but instead he has deliberately decided to stay away.