Ghana Police warns against planned George Floyd solidarity demonstration in Accra

The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public against participating in a planned demonstration against the US in Ghana over the killing of George Floyd.

According to the police, the organizers have not informed them about the demonstration which was scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

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.