Politics of Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Source: Graphic Online
A number of school children out of their classroom, apparently on break, Wednesday ‘joined’ in the “Wongbo” demonstration organized by the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Wearing their school uniforms of Yellow and blue trimmings, the children jumped and responded to chants by a demonstrator who shouted “Mahama”, to which the children responded “dumsor”.
Thousands of demonstrators responded to calls by the leadership of the NPP to mass up at the Nkrumah Circle to march through some principal streets of Accra to protest government’s handling of the energy crisis.
They marched behind a police cordon and passed in front of the Rev. Ernest Bruce Memorial Methodist Church, Adabraka where the school children joined in the chants. Watch the children in the video below captured by Graphic Communications Group Limited’s Edmund Smith Asante.
Commissioner of Police (COP) John Kudalor, Director of Operations at the Ghana Police Service who led security operations, said the police were in to provide protection for both life and property, as well as enforce the law.
He described the demonstration as within the rights of the people and expressed the hope that no untoward scenes would be recorded.