Our demo will proceed as planned – Group to defy police warning


A group calling itself Democracy Hub has called on the general public to gather at the 37 bus terminal on Thursday, September 21 for onward march to the .

The organisers have urged the public to disregard any statement from the police about their planned 3-day picketing at the seat of government.

The Accra Regional Command of the had gone to court to file an application against the picketing.

“As we wait for the court to determine the matter, we wish to urge the public to take note and disregard any calls from any individuals or groups encouraging them to assemble for a at the Jubilee House,” a press release issued by Superintendent Juliana Obeng, the Head of Public Affairs at the Accra Regional Command, on Wednesday, September 20 said.

“We equally wish to urge the organisers to respect the due process in the interest of public order and public safety,” the release concluded.

But the group says it is unaware of the application and has not been served.

“Further, we want the general public to know that throughout our engagement with the Police, they kept up ruse, making us believe that they will respect the and fulfill their obligations under the Public Order Act,” the Convenor said in a statement later on Wednesday.

“We are appalled by the desperate and likely partisan attempts by the Police to disrupt peaceful and democratic mobilization for our upcoming Occupy Julorbi House picket.”

The group justified the decision to demonstrate, saying “the mere filing of an application does not prevent the exercise of constitutional rights”.

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