The Minority in Parliament has condemned the treatment meted out to the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstrators on Thursday, September 21.
In a statement describing the development as ruthless and barbaric, the Minority asserted that the police’s actions were condemnable and disgraceful and should not be tolerated.
They expressed their profound disappointment with the methods employed by the Ghana Police Service, describing it as outdated and regressive.
“We are deeply disappointed by the Ghana Police Service’s deployment of a squad of police officers who resorted to brutalizing and arresting peaceful demonstrators in Accra.
“This action is unacceptable in 2023, as these officers used archaic policing methods to counter peaceful protestors exercising their lawful and constitutionally guaranteed rights.”
The legislators further criticized the police’s conduct and urged them to adopt more modern and progressive approaches to policing.
“We condemn the police officers’ ruthless and barbaric crackdown on unarmed peaceful protestors. The use of 16th-century tactics against peaceful demonstrators tarnishes the reputation of the Ghana Police Service, which has faced widespread criticism for its partisan policing methods in recent years.
“This heavy-handed response is inconsistent with the police’s motto of ‘service with integrity,” the statement added.
Below is a statement to that effect.