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Protesting opposite Jubilee House is not permissible – Police tells dumsor vigil organizers

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The Ghana Police Service’s Greater Accra Regional Command has informed organizers of an upcoming protest that their chosen location is deemed unsuitable due to security concerns.

The organizers of the #DumsorMustStop vigil met with the police on May 15, 2024, following their notification of a protest scheduled for May 25, 2024, against frequent power outages, known as dumsor.

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In a confidential notice dated May 15, 2024, the police expressed concerns about the chosen protest site, Revolution Square, citing its proximity to the Jubilee House, the seat of Government, as a security zone.

They cautioned that conducting the protest there could endanger public defense, order, safety, and infringe upon the rights and freedoms of others.

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“That the Jubilee House which is directly opposite the Revolution Square is the seat of Government and therefore a security zone, thus the protest and picketing at the Revolution Square may endanger public defence, public order, public safety and violate the rights and freedoms of other persons.”

Additionally, the police highlighted the security implications of the proposed midnight closing time.

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Instead, the police suggested relocating the protest to Independence Square and assured organizers of their full support in facilitating the relocation.

As of now, there has been no response from the organizers regarding this latest development.

Please find the police statement below:

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