The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public not to honour any invitation to join a planned demonstration on Thursday, September 21, as an application has been filed at the High Court to stop the three-day demonstration at the Jubilee House.
The Accra Regional Command of the Police Service said the order was served the organisers through their lawyers, Atuguba & Associates, on Tuesday, September 19.
The service of the process on the lawyers was elected and dictated by the organisers of the planned demonstration in their notification letter to the Police dated 4th September 2023.
In the said letter, the organisers indicated that the police may contact them through their lawyers, Atuguba & Associates, as such the court process was served on them through their lawyers.
The police, therefore, urge the public to disregard any invitation in the interest of public order and public safety to join an “unlawful” demonstration.
However, organisers of the planned demonstration rubbished the police statement, urging the public to congregate at the 37 bus terminal on Thursday morning ahead of the march to the seat of government.
They claim no court order has been served them.
The police have not yet announced any security measures that will be put in place to maintain law and order during the protest.
It is important to note that the right to peaceful protest is enshrined in the Constitution of Ghana. However, the police have a duty to protect public order and safety, and they may restrict protests if they believe that they pose a risk to the public.
It is advisable for members of the public to monitor the situation closely and to follow the instructions of the police. If you are planning to participate in the protest, please do so peacefully and responsibly.
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