<![CDATA[Former president John Jerry Rawlings has condemned the police for brutalizing some law graduates who demonstrated on Monday to push for reforms in Ghana’s legal education. In a show of what the Rawlings described as high-handedness, police personnel offering protection to the protesters brutalised some of the law students as they insisted on marching to the Jubilee House to petition President Akufo-Addo on their concerns. The Police fired rubber bullets and sprayed water on the students, injuring a number of them. 13 of the protesters were arrested and cautioned but were released later after they were cautioned.
Police actions must win the confidence of the people, not the opposite. Monday’s actions rather sow seeds of discontent and encourage negative defiance.— Jerry John Rawlings (@officeofJJR) October 8, 2019