The police have arrested 49 suspects in connection with the planned demonstration at the vicinity of the Jubilee House – the seat of government – on Thursday (21 September).

They were arrested “within the vicinity of the Jubilee House and the 37 Military Hospital area,” the statement from the police said.

According to the police, the protesters were arrested as a result of the “flagrant disregard of the court process served on the organisers, which seeks to prohibit them from embarking on a planned demonstration.”

The protesters are demanding a range of reforms, including a reduction in the cost of living, an end to corruption, and improved governance.

Below is the police statement:

Credit: Asaase Radio 99.5