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DumsorMustStop’ vigil: Police file injunction in court

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The Ghana Police Service has submitted a legal request to the High Court to prevent actress Yvonne Nelson from carrying out her proposed ‘#DumsorMustStop’ vigil, which is a protest against the inconsistent power supply.

Following suggestions by the Accra Regional Police Command to alter the protest’s location, this legal step was taken.

The protest is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2024. Nelson has stated that the frequent power outages, known locally as ‘dumsor,’ have been detrimental to her business operations.

Nelson had previously organized a similar protest back in 2015.

Recently, Nelson and her associates informed the Ghana Police Service of their planned protest, adhering to legal requirements.

However, the police contested the planned route by Nelson’s group, citing security concerns due to the proximity of the intended final stop — Revolution Square — to the Jubilee House, a designated security area.

The police also expressed reservations about the protest’s proposed conclusion at midnight.

Despite this, the protest organizers maintained their stance, asserting that the endpoint is sufficiently distant from the Jubilee House and that the concluding time poses no problems.

Acting under the Public Order Act, the police have swiftly moved to file an application to stop the protest.
A court hearing on the matter has been set for May 24, 2024.

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