The Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement Ghana (ADAM-GH) has officially informed the Ghana Police Service and the Minister of Interior of its intention to conduct a peaceful protest against the law enforcement agency on October 15, 2023.
The objective of this protest is to bring attention to the arrests and detentions of citizens during the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration, which has been widely criticized as unlawful.
The group emphasized that citizens are only required to notify the police, who, in turn, should provide necessary protection. However, they contend that the police failed to fulfill this obligation.
ADAM-GH stressed citizens’ continuous right to demonstrate without needing permission from the Police or any other state institution.
Furthermore, the demonstration seeks to raise awareness about eight innocent Ghanaians who lost their lives during the 2020 general elections, with no action taken to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Additionally, the protest aims to shed light on allegations made by Assin Central Member of Parliament and New Patriotic Party flagbearer aspirant, Kennedy Agyapong, suggesting that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is aware of the killers of undercover Journalist Ahmed Suale.
It also aims to address concerns about selective justice within the police force.
ADAM-GH shared the proposed route and activities for the day, which include starting at Obra Spot at Circle, moving through the Sankara interchange to the Ministry of Interior to submit a petition, proceeding to Police headquarters to submit another petition to the Inspector General of Police, and addressing the media in the police inner court.