FixTheCountry protestors, Police clash at Accra High Court; judge forced to put the case on hold

FixTheCountry protestors, Police clash at Accra High Court; judge forced to put the case on hold

- Some unhappy Ghanaians are venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry

- Tens of thousands of posts had been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy

- Conveners of the social media protest were set to hit the streets on May 9

- But the police secured an injunction against it

- They are therefore in court challenging the injunction

News reaching YEN.com.gh indicates that #FixTheCountry protesters and some officers of the Ghana Police Service clashed at the premises of the Accra High Court on Friday.

The protesters who were at the court for the hearing of their case accused the police of preventing them from entering the court.

FixTheCountry protestors, Police clash at Accra High Court; judge forced to put the case on hold
FixTheCountry protestors, Police clash at Accra High Court; judge forced to put the case on hold
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Conveners of the social media protest dubbed #FixTheCountry were set to hit the street on May 9, 2021, YEN.com.gh earlier reported.

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They wrote to the police to notify them of their intention to storm the streets of the capital in demand of an end to the excruciating hardships in the country.

The police, however, secured an ex parte injunction against the massive demonstration.

They are, therefore, in court to challenge the injunction secured by police, praying the court allows them to protest.

They called on sympathisers to embark on a march to the Criminal Division of the High Court as a sign of solidarity ahead of the hearing in a statement.

“We intend to meet up and walk together from the Trade Union Congress (TUC) Building at 9 am towards the High Court,” the statement seen by YEN.com.gh said.

The expected peaceful march, however, became chaotic, forcing the judge presiding over the matter to put the case on hold to allow the lawyers of the agitating youth to intervene, Myjoyonline reported.

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There have been grave worries that the country is falling into the abyss as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo appears to be struggling to get things fixed.

The conveners and some unhappy Ghanaians on Twitter have been venting their anger over what they say is the failure on the part of successive administrations to improve the lives of the citizenry through the hashtag “Fixthecountry”.

Tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of the challenges with the Ghanaian economy.

The online protest had trended for days amid rival campaigns highlighting the achievement of the Akufo-Addo administration.

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