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#DumsorMustStop : Injunction to Stop Vigil Withdrawn

The High Court in Accra has rendered moot a police application for an injunction against the #DumsorMustStop vigil, allowing the event to proceed with a changed venue and route.

The Ghana Police has petitioned the High Court in Accra to have its injunction application aimed at stopping the organizers of the #DumsorMustStop vigil withdrawn.

Speaking to the media, a convener of the vigil, Selorm Dramani Dzramado said the venue has been amended to align with the requirements of the Public Order Act.

“We told the public why we chose the Revolution Square because it holds a certain historical significance and its proximity to the Presidency so the police insistence on us changing the venue, we complied with Article 41(i) of the Constitution which says that the citizens of Ghana must always cooperate with the lawful agencies in the maintenance of law and order to write a letter to the police to announce the change of venue and date,”  Dzramado said.

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In a previous discussion with the Greater Accra Regional Police Command, the conveners disagreed to reach an agreement on the starting point for their protest.

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Citing security concerns due to the location’s proximity to security installation, the police filed a court injunction to halt the protest.

However, on Friday, May 24, 2024, the case presided over by Justice Lydia Marfo, indicated that the police had petitioned the court to have the case withdrawn to allow for the change in venue.

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Mr. Dzramado also mentioned that the court has not yet approved the vigil, and that a meeting with the police is scheduled, which will restart the entire process.

“There is going to be a meeting with the police and so this thing [processes for the vigil] is going to start afresh,” he said.

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