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Ghana Police Seeks Court Order To Stop #DumsorMuststop Protest

Ghana Police Seeks Court Order To Stop #DumsorMuststop Protest
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The Ghana Police Service has filed an injunction at an Accra High Court to prevent the #DumsorMustStop demonstration from taking place.This comes days after the Accra Regional Police Command urged the organizers of the protest to consider relocating the planned protest venue.

The organisers were also told to adjust the timing for the upcoming demonstration scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2024.However, in the fresh motion filed on May 20, the police requested the court to order the organizers to halt the event entirely.

In a meeting held at the Regional Police Headquarters on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, discussions revolved around the notification of the public protest and its potential impact on public order and safety.The Police Command expressed concerns regarding the proposed venue, the Revolution Square, citing its proximity to the Jubilee House, the seat of government, which is designated as a security zone.

Recognising potential risks to public defence, order, and safety, the Command recommended relocating the protest to Independence Square.Additionally, the Command highlighted apprehensions regarding the proposed timing of midnight for the conclusion of the protest.

They cautioned that the timing could compromise security measures and escalate tensions, potentially leading to violence. Therefore, they advised the protest organizers to adjust their time accordingly.

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