The Ghana Police Service has come under heavy criticism and mockery for deploying heavily armed officers and many anti-riot vehicles to the Independence Square in order to prevent #FixTheCountry protesters from conveying and possibly embarking on a demonstration.
Many on social media have lashed out at them for being used by politicians even though they(the police officers) have no good conditions of service and ought to be part of persons pushing that the country be fixed.
The Police Service had earlier secured a court injunction against the FixTheCountry demonstration that had been scheduled for Sunday , May 9, 2021. The service then swiftly deployed heavily armed officers and tanks to the venue to ensure that the protesters do not convey let alone embark on the protest.
The service has been taken on social media: How can the nation develop with these hypocrite from Ghana Police Service? You went and guarded independence square to prevent protesters from demonstration but couldn’t use that vim to guard our water bodies?” Sawaare Jacob asked on Facebook.
“So Ghana Police Service went to guard an EMPTY venue.” Dzifa Gunu wrote.
Meanwhile the FixTheCountry activists took the protest online, where many posted and tweeted about the need to fix the FixTheCountry.
If you can’t get hot water because of #Dumsor or the high cost of LPG, take your bowl to the Independence Square now. A…
Posted by Umaru Sanda Amadu on Sunday, 9 May 2021
The irony of our government. The cowardice of our senior men in the Ghana Police Service. You don’t have men and…
Posted by Elikem Kotoko on Sunday, 9 May 2021
Dear Ghana Police stop wasting your time at the Independence Square.The Saglemi Housing Project would have benefited…
Posted by Akomea Siaw Boakye on Sunday, 9 May 2021
Tell Ghana Police that the hot water cannons they brought to the Independence Square, they should use it to prepare tea 😂😂😂 #FIXTHECOUNTRY
Posted by Bukom Banku on Sunday, 9 May 2021