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Don’t interfere in our demo – TUC warns police

The General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC), Mr Kofi Asamoah, has warned the police not to interfere in their planned protest on Thursday, July 24.
His warning comes after the police administration advised Organised Labour to hold its planned nationwide demonstration on a regional basis.
Mr Asamoah added, it is important that nobody put any spoke in the wheels of the determined workers who want to express their frustrations about the worsening socio-economic conditions in the country.
The Acting Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, DSP Cephas Arthur, on Monday issued a statement asking the Union to organise the demonstration on a regional basis to enable the police mobilise enough personnel to provide security and protection for the demonstration.
However Mr Asamoah said he is surprised about the excuse the police is giving them, and noted that if the police can provide security during May Day celebrations which are held nationwide; they should be able to do the same when workers want to protest the worsening economic conditions in the country.
The Ghana Police Service has hinted that they may apply for an injunction on the nationwide demonstration if its plea to have that action organized on regional basis is not heeded to.

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