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Live Updates: #FixTheCountry demo takes off as hundreds join in

Dozens have joined the #FixTheCountry protest march as protesters demand better living conditions for all Ghanaians.

They have begun the march from the Obra Spot, near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange, and are expected to end up at the Black Stars Square.

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[Photos] Protest march on!

The protesters with the protection of the police are on their march to demand the total ‘fixing’ of the country.

The demands are multi-faceted as captured in some of the placards on display.

March begins

Dozens have begun the protest march from the Obra Spot.

Most of the protesters are in red with a few draped in the colours of the national flag.

From the Obra Spot, the protesters will use the Farisco Traffic Light road at Adabraka through the TUC-Kinbu road and then end up at the Black Stars Square, where they will be addressed by some personalities.

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‘Akufo-Addo has nothing to offer Ghanaians’

One of the protesters has already descended heavily on the Akufo-Addo-led government, questioning the promise of 1 million jobs with barely three years to end the term of the President.

[Photos] Some placards on display

Some of the #FixTheCountry protesters are already making their concerns known to government with the placards being displayed at the converging point, Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange.

Find a few of the placards below:

New IGP addresses officers for #FixTheCountry duty

Recently appointed Inspector General of Police Dr George Akuffo Dampare has addressed police officers to be on guard duties for Wednesday’s #FixTheCountry protest.

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A gesture which is often done by regional commanders, the briefing for officers was done this time around by the Acting IGP, who is just four days in office.

He was at the Accra Regional Police office to address the men in black before despatching them for duty.

Before this demonstration, the Accra Regional Command had been embroiled in a legal tussle with conveners after the latter’s initial permission was turned down.

It took an Accra High Court to quash the injunction secured by the Command for the demonstration to be staged, parties settling on Wednesday, August 4.

Protesters mass up for #FixTheCountry demo

Droves of protesters are converging on the Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange to begin the much-anticipated procession dubbed #FixTheCountry.

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The street protest has been long in coming as an earlier intention to embark on the action resulted in a legal tussle between the Accra Regional Police Command and the conveners.

But after an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Ruby Aryeetey on Friday, June 25 quashed the police’s injunction and ruled that the conveners could demonstrate but with express permission from the police.

The two parties, then, settled on Wednesday, August 4.

In between then and now, the Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) also embarked on a demonstration dubbed ‘March For Justice’ on Tuesday, July 6 to demand justice for victims of police-military brutalities.

The demonstration on Founders’ Day is expected to end at Black Stars Square.

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Source: 3News.com

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