The Police have spotted National Organizer for opposition NDC, Joshua Akamba with a weapon at the El-Wak Stadium, Wednesday, 29th June, 2022 where protestors were gathered for Arise Ghana demonstration.
A statement on the Official Police Facebook page said, he was duly advised by the Police to put the weapon away after his attention was drawn to the illegality associated with such an act.
The Police also urged him to notify other demonstrators to desist from carrying offensive weapons during the demonstration.
However, the Ghana Police Service has arrested twenty-nine people who allegedly took part in the attack on Police officers during the demonstration on Tuesday June 28, 2022.
The police statement further noted the organizers of the demonstration will be arrested and held responsible for the attacks on the Police.
Clashes erupted during the Krom Ay3 Hye demonstration in Accra as protestors pelted stones at Police prompting the firing of tear gas.
In an earlier statement, the Police stated that 12 of its officers’ sustained injuries after protestors pelted stones at them.
PNC dissociates from demo
Meanwhile, People’s National Convention (PNC) has also denied an endorsement of the on-going Arise Ghana demonstration.
The PNC in a statement dated June 29, 2022 disclosed that street protest as a form of demonstration is becoming outmoded in modern democracies.
“At this material moment, the PNC is calling on fellow Ghanaians (i.e. the “Arise Ghana” group in particular) to rather demonstrate alternative policies that will aid the current government to ameliorate the current economic difficulty and to criticize the government policies via public fora, organizing institutional lectures, peaceful submitting petitions to appropriate government institutions and making use of our court system to push through demands, amongst other means.
“The PNC believes that, demonstration is part of our democratic dispensation, but street protest such as the one organized by “Arise Ghana” must not and should not be the way a group vests its disappointment on our government, especially in this current circumstance,” the party opined.