Freetown, 15 August, 2022 / 8:55 pm (ACI Africa).
The Executive Director of Caritas Freetown in Sierra Leone has condemned the ongoing protests in the West African country, and expressed concern that the situation of unrest in the West African country may trigger memories of a civil war that everyone wishes to forget.
In a message that Fr. Peter Konteh shared with ACI Africa on August 13, the Catholic Priest said that Sierra Leoneans are uncertain of their future amid a curfew that the government has imposed to tame protesters in the country.
“I am writing to share with you an update on the situation in Freetown; we are in an uncertain circumstance and would like to keep you updated on the current situation in Sierra Leone,” Fr. Konteh said.
He added, “No one should trigger our memories concerning where we came from because they are not anything to smile about. We are not going back where we came from. Our children cannot and will not go back where we came from. This is intolerable, deplorable, unacceptable, and reprehensible.”
Protests erupted in Sierra Leone on August 8 and have reportedly led to the deaths of six police officers and at least 21 civilians.