“Disregard any call to demonstrate by the #FixTheCountry conveners” Police warns

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The Ghana Police Service has advised the public to disregard any call to demonstrate by the #FixTheCountry conveners.

According to the Police, the planned protest is not in compliance with provisions of the Public Order Act.

The Police statement comes on the back of the Supreme Court quashing an earlier order restraining the organizers from embarking on the demonstration.

It pointed out that the Supreme Court’s decision does not bring finality to the case with the conveners of the protest at the High Court, since the substantive case is yet to be heard on June 14, 2021.

“The substantive case between the police and the conveners on the right to demonstrate is still pending at the High Court (Criminal Division 1) Accra, and slated for hearing on Monday, June 14, 2021,” the police said in the statement.

The Ghana Police Service on May 6, 2021, obtained an injunction from the High Court on the basis of the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 as the reason to block the #FixTheCountry activists.

The order secured by the police said: “It is hereby ordered that the organizers/conveners of FixTheCountry protest march, their associates, officers, agents, assigns, and workmen are prohibited from embarking on any demonstration on Sunday, 9th May 2021, or any other date until the restriction on public gatherings is lifted by the appropriate authority,”.

However, the activists proceeded to court to contest the injunction and moved to the Supreme Court to get their case for the injunction to be quashed.

The apex court of the land after listening to arguments from both sides on June 8, 2021, set aside the injunction, allowing the activists to embark on the protest.