Demonstrators are Ghanaians who need respect – IGP warns officers

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare has warned the Police officers who are guarding the demonstration by Arise Ghana pressure group against manhandling them.
Mr Dampare told the officers that the demonstrators are human beings and Ghanaians who deserve respect.

“We should continue to remember that these demonstrators are human beings like us. They are Ghanaians like us, they are our brothers therefore we should treat them with all the respect,” he said.
Arise Ghana members are carrying out the demonstration named #KromAyeShe, today, Tuesday June 28.

The purpose of the demonstration, according to them, is to protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.

It is also to protest against the imposition of “the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government.
“Demand a full scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures; Protest against the grabbing of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest reserve.
“Protest against the increased rate of police brutalities and state-sponsored killing of innocent Ghanaians, as well as the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia.”

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