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Police warns against planned George Floyd demo in Ghana


The Police has warned against what they say is a planned demonstration against the United States in Ghana following the killing of George Floyd by law enforcement official in America.

A statement signed by Police spokesperson DSP Effia Tenge said calls for mobilisation for demonstration is trending on social media. The hashtag #Blacklivesmatter is trending on twitter in Ghana.

It said the restrictions against large public gatherings, rallies and demonstrations due to COVID-19 does not permit such action and so persons interested in participating in the demonstration must “disregard” the call for them to join.

“The attention of the Accra Regional Police Command has been drawn to an intended demonstration against the United States trending on social media and slated for 2nd June, 2020.”

“The command wishes to state that it has not been notified of any demonstration on the above heading. Moreover, the restriction on public gatherings, demonstrations and rallies among others to contain the COVID-19 are still in force and the public is being advised to disregard the “open call” for a march,” the police said in a statement.

Read the full statement below: 

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