The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has condemned the arrest of protestors of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration organised by Democratic Hub today.
In a release signed by NDC National Communications Officer Sammy Gyamfi, he said the arrest of the innocent citizens who decided to embark on a peaceful protest against the misrule of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia/NPP government this morning, is not only unlawful but shameful and backward.
The NDC insists that there cannot be any place for this odious abuse of fundamental human rights in any democratic country governed by the rule of law.
In its release, the NDC said the arrest of protestors and seizure of phones during the demonstration is inhumane and totally unacceptable.
“Even more reprehensible is the fact that some of the unlawfully arrested protestors have had their phones illegally seized and have been subjected to beatings and all manner of inhumane and degrading treatments by the Ghana Police Service.
“Sadly, this heinous barbarism is happening under the watch and leadership of an IGP, who many thought would be different,” the NDC said in its release.
The release added, “The NDC condemns this shameful conduct by the Ghana Police Service in no uncertain terms. And demand the immediate release of all the unlawfully arrested and detained protestors.
The NDC further adds that Ghanaians have had enough of the institutionalized tyranny under President Akufo-Addo’s government.