Police to Arise Ghana demo leaders despite Day 2 peace

The Ghana Police Service has expressed resolve to bring all those who breached the law during Arise Ghana’s two-day demonstration to book.

The Service said all those persons will be made to face justice as it commits to the rule of law in the country.

This resolution comes despite extreme satisfaction of Day 2 of the demonstration in Accra.

Day 1 was marred by chaotic scenes with the pelting of stones and firing of tear gas and spraying of hot water against protesters.

Police To Arise Ghana Demo Leaders Despite Day 2 Peace
Police To Arise Ghana Demo Leaders Despite Day 2 Peace

Day 2, whose starting point was moved to the El Wak Sports Stadium as a result of events of Day 1, was held peacefully as petitions were presented to the Ministry of Finance and Parliament.

In a press release on Wednesday, June 29, the Service commended the peaceful outcome of Day 2.

“We are grateful to the general public for their cooperation and understanding in spite of the inconvenience the demonstration undoubtedly caused them,” the release signed by Director of Public Affairs Grace Ansah-Akrofi said.

“Whilst we continue to register our disappointment at the riotous conduct of the demonstrators on the first day, we commend them for their comportment today which, we hope, would provide lessons for future occasions to help deepen our democratic practices as a country.”

Commending personnel deployed onto the grounds, the Service also took the opportunity to wish all injured officers a speedy recovery.

So far, 29 persons are in police custody after being arrested for breaching the law on Day 1.


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