Deadly riot in Liberia a day before vote

Monrovia has been tense ever since Winston Tubman, the leader of the opposition Congress for the Democratic Change party, called for supporters to boycott Tuesday’s vote. International observers have rejected his allegation that the electoral process is rigged in the incumbent’s favour, and analysts say Tubman is pulling out of the vote because he knows the CDC will lose.

Inside the opposition headquarters was a scene of chaos: The body of a man lay in a pool of blood. Nearby another four people were screaming in pain with what appeared to be bullet wounds. Thousands of others were standing and shouting.

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