Hundreds of thousands of people on Thursday took to the streets in Accra, calling for an end to violence in the country.
An Inter-party Coalition for National Sovereignty staged the ‘Aagbe wo’ demonstration to demand justice for the victims of the shooting incident that occurred during the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election
.According to the Coalition, the recent clashes at one polling station during the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election which resulted in the shooting and injuring of about six persons pushed them to organise Thursday’s demonstration.
They argue the Government is not doing enough to curb violence in the country.
They explained the protest is to send a clear signal to the government to check the level of insecurity in the country, which they say is threatening the country’s democracy.
The procession of MPs and members from the various parties in opposition are currently on their way to the Police Headquarters after presenting a petition to the Interior Ministry.
The protest began from the circle Interchange in Accra through the Interior Ministry, the police quarters and will finally end at the Flagstaff House.
Some of the placards carried by the demonstrators, who are mainly dressed in red attires and red arm bands bore inscriptions such as “IGP must go”, “Equality before the law,” “Government stop lying,” “Nana addo ku yen preko”, and “Ghana beyond delta force.”
Others were “Stop killing us”, “Power must change 2020”, “We will resist oppressors rule”, “Our future, our concern,” “Nana Addo the vampire,” and “Nana Addo is a tyrant.”