The Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone has condemned yesterday’s violent protests in Freetown and other parts of the country that led to the death of several people including police officers.

Responding to question about on the recent situation in Sierra Leone, the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone said they are shocked and sadden by the unfortunate situation.

“The Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone is shocked and saddened to see unfortunate situation happened yesterday and wishes to express its deepest sympathy to all the bereaved families,” he said.

“The Embassy condemns and opposes any form of violence that may disrupt the law and order of the society, and urges that peace and normalcy would return as soon as possible,” the Spokesperson added.

Yesterday, Wednesday, 10 August 2022, protesters took to the streets to express anger over rising prices for essential goods in the country.

Demonstrators were heard chanting slogans against President Julius Maada Bio, saying, “Bio must go.”

Reacting to the protests that turned deadly on social media, President Maada Bio noted that what happened will be fully investigated, and urged citizens to remain calm.

“As a government, we have the responsibility to protect every citizen of Sierra Leone. What happened today was unfortunate and will be fully investigated. I urge all Sierra Leoneans to be calm” he stated.