Jubilee House Demo: Police Arrest 49 For Unlawful Assembly
The police have arrested 49 members of the Democracy Hub group who participated in the Occupy Jubilee House protest on Thursday, September 21.
According to a police statement, the suspects were arrested due to their disregard for a court order which sought to prohibit them from staging the protest in the vicinity of the Jubilee House.
The statement described their action as unlawful and a violation of the Public Order Act.
“The 49 suspects who are currently in custody assisting in the investigation were arrested within the vicinity of the Jubilee House and the 37 Military Hospital area,” the police said.
This comes after the police had obtained a court injunction banning the protest.
However, the protestors defied the injunction and attempted to march to the official residence of Ghana’s president.
Meanwhile, the protest organisers have denied receiving any court order preventing them from proceeding with the demonstration.
The group is protesting over the rising cost of living and the government’s perceived failure to address the concerns of the people of Ghana.
Below is the statement from the police