Police statement is PR gimmick to brand Arise Ghana members as violent – Sammy Gyamfi

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A leader of the Arise Ghana pressure group, Sammy Gyamfi has said the Police have been embarking on Public Relations (PR) gimmick to brand the demonstrators as violent citizens.

The Police announced that 12 officers have been injured during the demonstration by members of the Arise Ghana pressure group on Tuesday, June 28.

The injured officers have been transferred to the Police hospital in Accra for further treatment.

“Some Police vehicles have also been damaged,” the Police said in a statement.

The Police further described the development as shameful.

“What a shame, we were there to protect you and ensure your safety, but you throw stones at us, injure and hurt us. This behaviour is unacceptable and must be condemned.”

Responding to these issues at a press conference, Sammy Gyamfi who is also the National Communications Officer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said ” If you look at the statement being issued by the Police on their social media handles, you can clearly see through the PR gimmicks being mounted by the Police.

“PR gimmick intended to brand Arise Ghana as violent citizens of this country. They described us as rioting demonstrators. No one who intends to embark on a riot will give the Police 20 days notice to embark on a riot.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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