‘March for Justice’: Police finally clears NDC youth to hold street protest in Accra

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The youth wing of Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been cleared to lead an intended street protest in the capital Accra, on July 6, 2021, the party has said.

This was disclosed by the party’s National Youth Organizer, George Opare Addo after party held talks with the Inspector General of Police James Oppong-Boanuh, Friday.

The police had earlier turned down a request to provide security for the demonstrators citing COVID-19 restrictions. But the opposition party had stood its ground insisting that the protest would come off as scheduled.

Announcing the new development however, Mr Opare Addo told Accra-based Citi FM that: “We had a very fruitful meeting. They have agreed that they will allow us to protest.

“They withdrew the first letter they wrote to us, and so we also withdrew our statement we issued, and then they agreed that it was our democratic right to demonstrate, so it was not a difficult meeting at all,” he further added.

Dubbed ‘March for Justice’, the NDC is calling on #FixTheCountry protestors who have in the past been denied their request to protest to join hands with them as their concerns are similar.

SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH

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