Arise Ghana vs. Police: What we know up until this point

Arise Ghana group stage demo against financial difficulty

Day 1 of demo closes in savage conflict among dissenters and police

Police report captures and moves to arraign culprits


Arise Ghana protesters interfacing with police officers


Viciousness followed in the early evening of Tuesday, June 28, 2022; when dissidents conflicted with Police on the primary day of the Arise Ghana show.

The occurrence prompted wounds to Police officials and a few dissenters with the Police declaring captures and moves to indict a gathering including coordinators of the dissent.

The main pressing concern as per a GhanaWeb journalist was occasioned by the disappointment of demonstrators to keep a course requested a day earlier by an Accra High Court.

GhanaWeb accounts what we know up until this point – previously, during and in the result of the occurrence

Police declare captures on late Tuesday, June 28

Police declared the capture of 29 individuals regarding the savage occurrences that damaged the Arise Ghana show at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.

As per an assertion endorsed by Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi, Director of Public Affairs; the Service was likewise exploring accessible film with the view to making more captures in the event that need be.

“The Police have captured 29 demonstrators for their support in fierce assaults on the Police and a few individuals from the general population remembering younger students during the Arise Ghana exhibition for Accra,” the assertion noted.

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The assertion further revealed that heads of the dissent will be captured and charged for the assaults and harm to property as per arrangements under applicable regulations.

12 Police officials harmed

In a prior explanation, the Police said twelve of its officials were harmed in the conflict and were getting treatment at the Police Hospital.

“Up to this point, 12 Police officials who supported different levels of wounds and were treated in the Police Mobile Hospital have been moved to the Police Hospital for additional treatment. Some police vehicles have likewise been harmed,” a piece of the assertion gave by the Director of Public Affairs expressed.

What heads of the dissent are talking about?

At a public interview after the occurrence, a few driving individuals from Arise Ghana, blamed the Police and individuals in power of planning the occasions that worked out on Tuesday.

“We didn’t go there with sticks, we didn’t go there with stones, we went there with our voice to challenge the repulsive e-demand which adds up to robbery. Our hands are spotless, our heart are perfect, we have confidence in the thing we are doing,” National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi said.

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At a similar occasion, Bernard Mornah likewise talked about how certain individuals accepted to have been established by the Police set off the assaults that prompted the police discharging nerve gas, elastic projectiles and conveying water groups.

“Exactly ones of the police authorities were wearing garments like this (Arise Ghana red shirts), I didn’t realize they were cops. So when I said if it’s not too much trouble, return so these officials can go up with us they let me know directly before the police – this was not in camera, this was open.

“That they are cops and they are safeguarding their managers and highlighted Yohonu and the people who were remaining there. Cops wearing Arise Ghana T-shirts,” he claimed.

Day Two of fights expected to proceed

Sammy Gyamfi likewise affirmed that the last leg of the showing will happen today, June 29.

As indicated by him, the Police definitely approves of the timing and course of the subsequent day.

“Luckily, the Police has not gone against the second day of the show, they’ve not gone to court comparative with the second date of the exhibit, they’ve not conveyed any message that they are discontent with the course, and we don’t anticipate that they should do as such.

“We have not been presented with any requests forbidding us from exhibiting tomorrow and subsequently I would utilize this medium to welcome all allies of Arise Ghana who went to the present showing not to yield, surrender or yield yet to Arise and meet us tomorrow at El Wak”.

He said the exhibit would begin at 12pm from the El Wak Stadium in Accra and end at Parliament House.

Police record of how dissent worked out

The Police’s most memorable assertion on the occurrence illustrated how the assaults on its officials worked out and what estimates they took to control what is happening.

In the midst of a conflict over the course to utilize, certain individuals (accepted to be nonconformists) began tossing stones at the cops.

The Police account added that the demonstrators further refocused and consumed tires out and about around Circle thus they had no choice except for to utilize nerve gas and water guns to repress the revolting and reestablish request.

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“The demonstrators further refocused and consumed tires out and about around Circle. The fire from the consuming tires has since been put out by the police,” the assertion read to some degree.

The impacted piece of the street which was weighed down with stones was to some degree cleared and the police encouraged street clients to keep on holding on for them and utilize elective courses while they quieted the circumstance.

GhanaWeb record of how the dissent began

A GhanaWeb columnist on the ground saw that disarray over the selection of courses to be utilized by the nonconformists set off the conflict. Police blockaded a part of the street prompting Ring Way stretch requesting rather that the dissidents go towards Farisco according to a court request.

For around 15 minutes, teargas was being terminated into the group after certain components in the group chose to push against the police blockade.

The quarrel occurred after coordinators met with high ranking representatives of the police administration to examine the way forward following a deterrent when protestors had a go at moving from Obra Spot.

Police authorities on the ground had recommended that coordinators adhere to the court’s doled out course for the showing, that is from Obra Spot through to the Independence Square.

Yet, coordinators who disagreed demanded that they will utilize the Ring Road Central street through Ako Adjei Interchange to the services.

After the gathering with the police, coordinators got back to address the group about the circumstance however during this period, wronged protestors conflicted with the police and had a go at pushing back the blockade.

Subsequently, the police terminated teargas to scatter the group which right now was pushing against the police as well as pelting stones and different articles at them.

The police in their most memorable online entertainment post portrayed as ‘disgraceful’, the anarchy that described the show.

“What a disgrace, we were there to safeguard you and guarantee your security, yet you toss stones at us, harm and hurt us. This conduct is inadmissible and should be censured,” the Twitter post read.

Court Order and Stay of Execution

An Accra High Court set 12 July 2022 to manage on the stay of execution application documented by pressure bunch Arise Ghana.

The gathering recorded the application on Monday, 27 June, 2022 following a decision by the court preventing it from proceeding its expected showing around evening time.

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In an explanation gave by the gathering following the decision of the court on the supported time and course for the showing, as proposed by the Ghana Police Service, Arise Ghana noticed: “The police has been properly served”.

Police had couldn’t help contradicting their selection of courses and choice to begin the dissent at 3pm and end at 8 pm. Their choice to picket at the Jubilee House was additionally tested.

The court requested Arise Ghana to utilize the Farisco Traffic Light through to TUC base camp and forward to the Independence Square.

Main pressing concerns supporting the dissent

Emerge Ghana depicts itself as a gathering involving ideological group pioneers, media professionals, common society players, inventive expressions, exchanges association still up in the air to support the normal reason for the Ghanaian nation steadily.

The gathering state that they likewise need to give a voice to the voiceless and look for changes that would achieve the required change in the financial, politico-social, and general prosperity of the Ghanaian populace.

As per a new assertion, the noteworthy two-day exhibition is basically to fight constant and cosmic climbs in fuel costs by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has forced horrifying financial difficulties on Ghanaians.

It said it was likewise to fight the inconvenience of the upsetting E-Levy on the generally troubled Ghanaian individuals by the obtuse Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government and request a full scale and bi-hardliner parliamentary test into COVID-19 consumptions.

Others are to fight the snatching of State lands by authorities of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, especially the de-arrangement of colossal bits of the Achimota Forest save.

The rest are to fight the expanded pace of police brutalities and state-supported killing of blameless Ghanaians, as well as the developing society of denials of basic liberties under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and request the absolute cancelation of the fake “Agyapa” bargain.

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