#FixTheCountry: Ghanaians to protest remotely and virtually

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fix the country- Ghanaians to protest

The conveners of the #FixTheCountry have said the protest scheduled for May 9 will still come off in a new format, with remote and virtual demonstrations.

Persons sympathetic to their cause have also been urged to wear black throughout tomorrow.

The movement started last weekend and has been mainly online, with thousands of Ghanaians voicing their frustrations with the Akufo-Addo government.

“We are declaring this Sunday [May 9, 2021] as a day to serve our Motherland. Remember to honour Mother Ghana by wearing black to tell her that you will not give up on her,” the conveners said in a statement.

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In addition, “on each hour between 1 pm and 4 pm, we are inviting everyone including trotro, taxi, and Uber drivers, and okada riders to blow their horns for 1 minute.”

“On each hour between 1 pm and 4 pm, we ask all of you at home, in all your communities to bang on utensils for 1 minute,” the statement added.

The conveners also said sympathisers could choose “to stand alone anywhere, including at vantage points in your community holding placards or signs with the hashtags.”

“Please be assured that the May 9th protest has not been planned as a one-off event,” the statement added.

The conveners had hoped to gather supporters for a demonstration but had to change plans after the Ghana Police Service secured an injunction against it.

The court that granted the police’s request ruled that the planned protest would not be able to come off until the restriction on public gatherings is lifted.

The conveners of the protest have moved to challenge the injunction at the Supreme Court.

The hearing challenging the injunction has been scheduled for June 8, 2021.

The movement now wants to file an application to bring forward the hearing.

Find below the full statement

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