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#DumsorMustStop Protest Update: New Date and Venue Announced

According to the conveners, Henry Akoto, Selorm Dzramado and Yvonne Nelson, the new assembly point for the protest will be in front of the University of Ghana, from where protesters will proceed to the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout.

The #DumsorMustStop protest organizers have announced changes to their intended protest against the nation’s unpredictable power supply.

The protest, initially planned for May 25 at Revolution Square near the Jubilee House, has been rescheduled for June 8, 2024.

According to the conveners, Henry Akoto, Selorm Dzramado and Yvonne Nelson, the new assembly point for the protest will be in front of the University of Ghana, from where protesters will proceed to the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout.

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Upon arriving at the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout, a podium will be set up for addresses and speeches, after which protesters will disperse. Additionally, the revised schedule for the vigil is now 2 pm to 10 pm, instead of the initial 8 am to 10 pm.

Meanwhile, the police filed an injunction application following a prior request by the Accra Regional Police Command for the organizers to alter the protest venue, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 25, 2024.

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The police invoked the Public Order Act, to obtain an injunction against the protest after they disagreed with the suggested route, particularly the endpoint at Revolution Square, which is near the secure area of Jubilee House. They also had issues with the planned midnight finish.

“That I am finally advised and verily hold same to be true that this is just a cause for this Honourable Court to exercise its jurisdiction in the interest of public order, public safety, defence and effective policing to issue an order to prohibit or restrain the Respondents, their agents, assigns and anyone claiming through them from holding the intended picketing or demonstration at the Revolution Square opposite the Jubilee House,” the writ stated

This case will be heard in the High Court on May 24, 2024, at 9 am.

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