We’ll Take Our Weapons Along To June 4 Demo – Captain Smart, Oliver To Police
A group of Ghanaians has written to the Accra Regional Police Command, requesting permission to demonstrate for three days beginning June 4 with their private protection.
The group, which includes broadcasters Captain Smart and Okatakyie Afrifa, is also requesting that demonstrators be allowed to bring their registered firearms to the march to protect themselves.
“We will bring our own security company to provide protection to demonstrators. All weapons held by demonstrators or by the contracted security personnel will be for personal protection only; and all weapons will be duly permitted in accordance with the Arms and Ammunitions Act, 1972 (NRCD 9) e) Proposed route and destination: We expect that the Demonstrators will gather at Circle. The procession will move from Circle to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, where the Protestors will make a demand a slot on GTV to speak directly to the Nation and lay out our grievances, in accordance with Article 55(11), which guarantees a fair opportunity to Ghanaians to present their programs to the public through equal access to the state-owned media,” the statement read.
“We believe that the conditions that precipitated the June 4th overthrow of the military Government are not only present today but have gotten worse. Today, the 4th Republic has been taken over by thieves. Rather than prevent the plunder of the treasure through the law, they plunder the state and use the law and police violence to shield themselves from accountability. There is no rot in every institution, and those who speak up against wrong are now victimized by an abused French Economist, Journalist &Statesman Frederic Bastiat- who once wrote that “Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and soldiers at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim – when he defends himself – as a criminal,” the statement added.