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Police deployed to Black Star Square to counter any secret #FixTheCountry protest

Armed police officers from the Formed Police Unit and Riot Control Units from both the Accra Regional and National offices have converged at the Black Star Square.

A police source on the ground confirmed to Citi News that they were deployed in anticipation of #FixTheCountry protestors.

However, the Black Star Square has not seen any activity from protestors.

A demonstration was planned for today but the conveners of the #FixTheCountry campaign had to change plans after the Ghana Police Service secured an injunction against it.

The court that granted the police’s request ruled that the planned protest would not be able to come off until the restriction on public gatherings is lifted.

The movement started last weekend and has been mainly online, with thousands of Ghanaians voicing their frustrations with the Akufo-Addo government.

Instead of the protestors gathering, the conveners urged sympathisers to wear black attire today.

In addition, on each hour between 1 pm and 4 pm they urged drivers to blow on their horns for 1 minute.

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In the same period, they asked Ghanaians at home, in all their communities to bang on their utensils for 1 minute.

The conveners also said sympathisers could choose to stand alone anywhere, including at vantage points in your community holding placards or signs with the hashtags.

The conveners of the protest still hope to have a gathering of protestors at the Black Star Square.

They have moved to challenge the injunction at the Supreme Court.

The hearing challenging the injunction has been scheduled for June 8, 2021.

But conveners now want to file an application to bring forward the hearing.

—citinewsroom