FixTheCountry conveners meet IGP for post-protest review

The leader and conveners of FixTheCountry demonstration have met with the Inspector General of Police for Post-protest review after their first nationwide protest.

On 5th August, 2021, the conveners of #FixTheCountry held a post-protest review meeting with the Inspector General of Police at his request.

According to them, the purpose of the meeting was for him to get feedback from them on the conduct of the police personnel deployed to provide protection for the demonstration.

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FixTheCountry conveners meet IGP for post-protest review

The conveners indicated to IGP that the police officers conducted themselves very professionally. The interactions between them and the protesters were cordial, they followed the agreements leaders of the protesters had before the protest and kept their word to provide maximum protection.

They also added that, particularly observed that the officers did not unnecessarily interfere with the movement of the crowds and were not aggressive in dealing with the coordinators of the event and the protesters. This prevented any situation where pent-up emotions could flare up leading to chaos. It also allowed the conveners to calmly deal with situations where there were little disagreements between some of the protesters and the police. This was an unprecedented show of professionalism in recent history of crowd management.

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The team therefore commended the IGP and the leadership of the Service as well as the personnel on the ground with them during the demonstration.

The IGP also said they were pleased with the disciplined conduct of the demonstrators.

He observed that the dmonstrators did not engage in any excessive acts that could mar peace and security.

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Both sides agreed to continue to work together to ensure that citizens are always able to exercise their democratic rights without any fear of brutalisation by the Police. For as the IGP put it, “the police are citizens and citizens are the police”.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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