Unprofessional behaviour of police affront to tenets of Constitution -UTAG -UG
The University Teachers Association of Ghana, University of Ghana Branch (UTAG-UG), has strongly criticized the police for mistreating demonstrators involved in the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
UTAG-UG expressed deep concern over the recent trend of the police using court injunctions to obstruct the constitutionally protected right to freedom of expression, instead of fulfilling their constitutional obligation to safeguard citizens.
Following negotiations with their legal representatives, the protesters were subsequently released by the police.
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RECENT ARREST AND MOLESTATION OF PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS BY GHANA POLICE SERVICE (GPS)
The University Teachers Association of Ghana, University of Ghana Branch (UTAG-UG), has expressed serious alarm regarding the apprehension and holding in custody by the Ghana Police Service of individuals who had gathered near the 37 Military Hospital on September 21, 2023, with the intention of conducting a peaceful protest to the Jubilee House.
UTAG-UG finds it deeply troubling and entirely unacceptable that the police have recently been inclined to employ court orders to obstruct a constitutionally assured right to free expression, instead of fulfilling their constitutional mandate of safeguarding citizens.