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1 injured, 26 arrested as police clash with NDC demonstrators at EC

One person has been confirmed injured after a clash by some demonstrators believed to be members of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) at the Electoral Commission(EC) Headquarters on Thursday morning

Twenty-Six (26) others have been arrested by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command for allegedly violating the public order act and engaged in an illegal demonstration.

A statement issued and signed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Greater Accra Regional Police Command DSP Efia Tenge revealed that the suspects are being taken through due process and provisionally cautioned on the offences of Unlawful Assembly, Holding of Special Event without notification and Obstruction.

“The protestors in the early hours of Thursday, 17th December, 2020, thronged major streets leading to the Electoral Commission, amidst the burning of car tyres, pelting stones and causing heavy vehicular traffic and congestion.

The Police, however, managed to disperse the crowd using a non-lethal riot control management approach and arrested twenty-six (26) protestors in the process.

All suspects are being taken through due process and provisionally cautioned on the offences of Unlawful Assembly, Holding of Special Event without notification and Obstruction. Those found culpable would be arraigned.

The public is hereby advised to adhere to the tenets of the Public Order Act, 1994 (ACT 491) which requires organisers of special events to duly notify the police ahead of intended demonstrations”, the statement said.

 

 

 

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