ARISE GHANA DEMO: Police Arrests 29 Demonstrators, Others Being Pursued


The Ghana Police Service (GPS) says it has arrested Twenty-nine (29) members of the Arise Ghana demonstration.


According to the Police, it is also pursuing some other members who engaged in violent attacks on Tuesday's demonstration.


In a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, CSP Grace Ansah-Akrofi, she said "The Police have arrested 29 demonstrators for their participation in violent attacks on the police and some members of the public including school children during the Arise Ghana demonstration in Accra today"


The Police added that available video footages of the event are being reviewed and a other person's identified for taking part in the attacks as well as inciting the violence will be arrested and brought to face justice.


The statement also said "Also, the organisers of the demonstration will be arrested and put before court for the attacks and damage of public property, in line with the provisions of Section 3 of the Public Order Act (Act 491)"


It added that the Police would like to draw the attention of the public to the calculated falsehood and misinformation being peddled by the organisers and their cohorts.


Below is a copy of the release:



Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith


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