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Police warns the public against unlawful demonstrations

The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public against unlawful demonstrations following the declaration of the 2020 presidential election results.

According to the police, such gatherings without their notice leads to breaching of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 491) and this leads to different penalties “including imprisonment.”

“The Public Order Act places an obligation on persons who desire to hold demonstrations or special events to give notice to the Police of such intention in a period of not less than five days before the date of the event.” A statement from the police indicated.

“It also obliges participants to obey the directions of police officers safeguarding the proper movement of other persons and vehicles and generally maintaining order.”

The police also warned “if any crimes are committed in the course of such unlawful demonstrations, all participants are jointly and severally responsible for the crimes.”

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