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 Police Seek Court Injunction to Halt Yvonne Nelson’s #DumsorMustStop Vigil

The Ghana Police Service has filed an injunction application at the High Court to stop Ghanaian actress Yvonne Nelson from holding her planned demonstration against the recent intermitent power supply, dubbed the ‘#DumsorMustStop’ vigil.

This legal move comes after the Accra Regional Police Command urged the protest organizers to consider changing the venue for the demonstration.

Despite this request, Yvonne Nelson and her team decided to proceed with the original plan, prompting the police to seek judicial intervention.

The demonstration, scheduled for Saturday, May 25, 2024, aims to address the ongoing issue of intermittent power cuts, locally known as ‘dumsor,’ which Yvonne Nelson claims is severely affecting her business.

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This is not the first time the actress has taken such action; she organized a similar protest in 2015.

In compliance with legal requirements, Yvonne Nelson and her team met with the Ghana Police Service to notify them of the planned protest.

During this meeting, the police raised objections to the proposed protest route, particularly the endpoint at Revolution Square, citing its proximity to the Jubilee House, a security zone.

The police also expressed concerns about the protest ending at midnight.

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The protest organizers, however, disagreed with the police’s assessment, arguing that the endpoint was sufficiently distant from the Jubilee House and that the planned end time posed no issues.

Despite these assurances, the police, citing the Public Order Act, have moved forward with their injunction application to prevent the protest.

The case is scheduled for a hearing on May 24, 2024, just one day before the planned demonstration.

The outcome will determine whether Yvonne Nelson and her supporters can proceed with their vigil against the power supply issues plaguing the nation.

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