Accra, Oct. 9, GNA
- The Taxpayers Union (TU) has condemned the attack on the huge crowds of
demonstrating law students, associates and sympathisers, on Monday in Accra.
The union regretted
the brute force approach to dispersing a huge crowd of law students, associates
and sympathisers who were exercising a democratic and constitutional right
during an "unarmed" peace march.
The students were
embarking on a peaceful march to present a petition to the president for a
presidential intervention in the recent mass failure of continuing students and
students who sat the law school entrance exams.
A release issued to
the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday, said having sighted the video footages that
went viral on social media and listened to the news, it appeared the police
were unprovoked and the demonstrators did not pose any imminent threat to both
the public and property, hence there could be no justification for the kind of
force the Ghana Police employed on the day to disperse the demonstrators.
It said the
unfortunate attack on innocent students and citizens came at a time when Ghana
chalked significant heights in its democratic journey and won the admiration of
the international community.
It said “the Union
vehemently condemns the act and called on moral society to do same even as we
encourage the rightful authorities to further investigate the unfortunate incident
and allay the fear of the public by reassuring them of the respect of their
The TU is an
incorporated association of and open to all taxpayers and citizens of Ghana.
It is a
socio-political non-partisan pressure group that seeks to play a watchdog role
by holding all elected governments accountable and protecting the public purse