The raging youth movement #FixTheCountry will hit the streets in protest Saturday, as the Ghana Police Service (GPS)’s attempt to secure an injunction against the demonstration aimed at protesting against police brutality of Ghanaian journalists and extrajudicial execution and punishment of citizens.
On Thursday, May 20, 2021, the Police had told the group that it will not be able to provide them security for the protest contrary to their legal obligations. The police then proceeded, for the second time, to seek an injunction against the angry youth, but the attempt backfired.
In a statement released today, May 21, 2021, the group stated: We are happy to inform you that all is clear…The Ghana Police was not able to secure a court order stopping tomorrow’s demonstration. As a result, we are proceeding with the demonstration….”
In the protest dubbed “March With Caleb”, the youth will converge at the Independence Square and process through some principal streets of Accra.
The group scheduled May 22, 2021, for the planned protest which is riding on the latest torture of Caleb Kudah, the Accra-based CITI FM presenter who was ruthlessly brutalised by operatives of the National Security Agency for secretly taking pictures of abandoned vehicles procured with public funds.
The March With Caleb is premised on a plethora of cases of brutality against journalists and citizens, including some 38 cases of torture, attacks and hounding of journalists by security agents since 2015.
The attacks on journalists in their line of duty include the assassination of Ahmed Hussein Suale who was shot at close range by assassins after the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong had put a bounty on his head.
Meanwhile, the fluid nature of the powerful youth movement has sent shivers through the corridors of power, as an earlier demonstration by the group this month was clandestinely suppressed by the Ghana Police Service. But the angry youth went ahead to the biggest online protest in Ghana and one of the biggest in Africa.
The youth group made up of a voluntary collation of people from all walks of life that are aggrieved with the messy socio-political situation in the country, have vowed not to relent in their plans to stage sustained protests to have the mess in the country fixed.