The Accra Regional Police Command has released some thirteen (13) persons who were arrested in the early hours of Monday, October 7, for embarking on what they term as an illegal demonstration, ABC News can report.
- Law students in the country Monday morning took to the streets in protest of how legal education is handled. The demonstration with the hashtag #OpenUpLegalEducation started off peacefully at the Law School in Makola at the heart of the capital to the Jubilee House but ended in a confrontation between the students and the police.
The students were registering their displeasure with the massive failures recorded year-in, year-out at the Ghana School of Law.
According to a statement released by the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police, “At about 8:30 am, October 7th 2019, a group numbering about Three Hundred (300) believed to be members of a group of students who failed the entrance exams to the Ghana Law School besieged the entrance to the Law school, sat down in the middle of the road thus, prevented the flow of traffic.
“The demonstrators later continued to the Attorney General’s Department where they prevented a Deputy Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame from exiting the premises”
The police urged the public to exercise their right to demonstrate but to do so in accordance with the laws of the state.
“Police encourages the public that while citizens have the right to demonstrate, they must do so in accordance with the law” the statement added.
Read the full statement by the police below: