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Police Arrest 25 Electoral Commission Protesters

The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested 26 persons, 15 males and 11 females  for unlawfully demonstrating at the Electoral Commission (EC) Headquarters in Accra. 

The protesters in the early hours of Thursday, 17th December, 2020, thronged major streets leading to the Electoral Commission, amidst the burning of car tyres, pelting stores and causing heavy vehicular traffic and congestion.

The police, however managed to dispense the crowd using a lethal riot control management approach and arrested twenty-six (26) protesters in the process.

All suspects are being taken through due process and provisionally cautioned on the offences of the unlawful Assembly, Holding of Special Event without notification and Obstruction. Those found culpable would be arraigned.

The public is hereby advised to adhere to the tenets of the Public Order Act, 1994 (ACT 491) which require organiser of special events to duly notify the police ahead of intended demonstrators.

The End

SGD

Effia Tenge

Deputy Superintendent of Police

Public Affairs Units/AR

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