Hundreds of demonstrators marched in Liberia's capital on Monday to press the government for an independent accounting into how millions of dollars were diverted from the Central Bank of Liberia. "This money is for our country, for our children, for tomorrow," protester Precious Williams, 43, told Reuters news service in #Monrovia
. "We are here to get our money back." Liberian banknotes worth at least $100 million in U.S. dollars, ordered by the Central Bank from printers in China and Sweden, disappeared after reaching two main ports in the country between November 2017 and August 2018, Information Minister Eugene Nagbe said last week.
The amount represents almost 5 percent of the poor West African nation's gross domestic product.
Some demonstrators wore T-shirts and carried signs emblazoned with the phrase "Bring Back Our Money," repeating a social media hashtag. Other T-shirts said "Bring Back Our Containers," which is the title of a new hip-hop song about the shipping containers purportedly holding the cash.