One month after the coup that toppled the government of President William Tolbert, families of wealthy Liberians are still leaving the country in significant numbers, according to airline sources. They said many wives and children were leaving despite restrictions set by the new military government of M/Sgt. Samuel K. Doe, which decreed that each person could take out no more than
M/Sgt. Doe's coup overthrew the Liberian ruling class, the 45,000 descendants of freed slaves who arrived from the United States in the last century. The new government is made up primarily of indigenous Africans.