Court to rule on time and location of Arise Ghana demonstration today

The court will later today, Monday, June 27, rule on the time and location of the intended protest by a group, Arise Ghana.

This follows a suit by the Ghana Police Service.

Explaining the reason for the suit, the Service said it was “due to the lack of agreement between the Police and the organisers on the time for the demonstration and location for their planned picketing.”

The Police added that it informed Arise Ghana on June 22 of its intention to proceed to court over the time and location of their demonstration.

However, Arise Ghana has also filed an affidavit in opposition to the suit by the Police.

They argued that “the Greater Accra Regional Police Command without canvassing any reasonable excuse and without any discussions, meetings or negotiations with Respondents indicated that they were unable to provide 48-hour security for the intended demonstration as captured in exhibit GPS-2.”

About the demonstration

Arise Ghana informed the Police of its intention to demonstrate and picket in front of the Jubilee House on the night of June 28 and 29.

The purpose of the protest is to demonstrate against worsening economic conditions in the country.

The Police subsequently invited the group to a meeting to discuss the time and location of the planned demonstration.

At the meeting, the Police urged the Group to conclude its protest by nightfall to ensure the safety of the demonstrators.

But the Group on June 22 responded to the Police that “they are unable to change the time of the demonstration.”

This compelled the Police to head to court for a resolution of the matter.

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