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Thousands descend on Liberia's capital to protest president

Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital on Friday to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the sinking economy while critics accused the government of blocking social media.

While Weah has said citizens have the constitutional right to protest, demonstrators said police were stopping participants and in some cases blocking them from accessing the gathering without their national ID cards.

"George Weah has to listen to the cry of his people," said Joseph Moore, 65, as he sang songs of inspiration to the protesters.

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