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No demo for you – Police tell #FixTheCountry protesters

The Ghana Police Service has rejected a notification request sent to it by organisers of the #FixTheCountry protest slated for Sunday, May 9, 2021.

According to the Police, the restrictions on movement due to COVID-19 prevents the group from massing up to protest the existing challenges the country is facing.

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One of the convenors of the group, Adatse Brownson has said they are still engaging the police on the issue with their lawyers.

A social media campaign with the hashtag #FixTheCountry started at the weekend with the organisers arguing that the Akufo-Addo administration should fix the problems confronting Ghana.

According to the group, every sector of the country needs to be fixed.

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Speaking on behalf of the Greater Accra Regional Police, DSP Effia Tenge said the police received the letter of notification about the planned protest on May 9 on Tuesday afternoon and has since met with the convenor and one other leader.

She said the command told them they could embark on the demonstration, however, “there is an imposition or restriction” banning large public gatherings such as what they intend to organise and therefore the police may not be able to provide them with protection.

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