Scores of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have gathered at Accra Mall to begin a peaceful demonstration against government dubbed ‘March for Justice’.
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The protest which was organized by the youth wing of the NDC is to help raise awareness about the state of insecurity and lawlessness in Ghana.
The aim of this protest is also to compel President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to wake up from his 'slumber' and act with urgency in dealing with the issue of insecurity in the country.
As expected, the protesters are seen clad in white red and black outfits, with red cloths used as head and arm bands.
The choice of color for this demonstration and others which had been done in the past is to signify their seriousness and to also demand accountability.
Protesters are seen with placards with various inscriptions on them describing various happenings in the country.
YEN.com.gh has compiled some photos from the Accra mall.
1. This placard stated that Ghanaians are tired of dictatorship.
2. This protester who is clad in black has a placard describing the silence of the leaders of the country when it comes to Ghanaian lives.
3. This states that an individual who died clearly deserved to live.
4. This placard sympathises with deceased social activist, Kaaka, who was killed in Ejura allegedly because of his calls for a better Ghana through the #FixTheCountry campaign.
5. This quite sarcastic placard captured the statement made by the Interior minister saying the Presidential Falcon was not suitable for the president. According to him, the president cannot even take his bath on the falcon.
6. This placard is demanding accountability for the 88 hospitals President Akufo-Addo promised to build during one of his COVID-19 addresses.
7. President Akufo-Addo seemed to have a say in issues happening in other countries, but Ghanaians find it unreasonable for him not to comment on the happenings in Ghana when he is quick to do that when the situation is out of his jurisdiction.
8. This placard boldly states that there is no justice for the dead.
This follows the police’s earlier decision not to allow the NDC to embark on their March for Justice demonstration because they were not in the position to provide them with security.
The new development was communicated by the National Youth Organiser of the NDC, George Opare Addo, after a meeting with the police.
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Source: Yen Ghana