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Police Advise #DumsorMustStop Vigil Organizers to Relocate Protest Venue1 min read

Police Advise #DumsorMustStop Vigil Organizers to Relocate Protest Venue<span class="wtr-time-wrap after-title"><span class="wtr-time-number">1</span> min read</span>

The Greater Accra Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has told organizers of an intended protest that their choice of location is unsuitable for security reasons.

The #DumsorMustStop vigil organizers held a meeting (on May 15, 2024) with the police after serving notice of a protest on May 25, 2024, against rolling power outages, popularly referred to as dumsor.

In a May 15, 2024, confidential notice to the organizers, the police said: “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.”

The statement added that the midnight closing time was also a matter of security concern.

The police instead requested that the protest be relocated to the Independence Square, assuring of its commitment to provide all the needed support in that regard.

The organizers have yet to react to the latest development.

Read the police statement below: