#FixTheCountry coalition has responded to the Accra Regional Police Command, saying it is not a lawless group of citizens.

One of the leading members of the coalition, Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah said the view expressed by the police should be rejected.

The Police have served the group notice saying it will not offer protection to them over their planned demonstration at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation.

June 4 demonstration: 'We are not lawless' - #FixTheCountry Movement to Police
Police statement

The police thus said, “the nature and character of the demonstration, as intended, is inconsistent with the Public Order Act.”

“We are therefore unable to provide security for a demonstration which is in flagrant violation of the Public Order Act, 1994 (Act 49) and has the potential to result in a breach of public order and public safety.”

But responding to the claim by the Police on Joy FM’s Midday News on Wednesday, June 1, Okatakyie Afrifa Mensah said their only motive is to demonstrate against the Agyapa deal, cessation of the Achimota Forest Reserve and not to tamper with the country’s security.

As a result, the release by the Police should be “thrown away”.

“We wrote a letter to them saying we want to go on a demonstration on June 4 to register our displeasure toward the Agyapa deal, towards the cessation of the Achimota Forest Reserve amongst many other things that are going on in the country which are not pleasant to the nation we want to build.”

“These are the matters the police should focus its attention on, rather than trying to cause disaffection between us and the people by creating the impression that we are lawless. We are not lawless. We are law-abiding citizens who are going to go according to what the laws of this nation state.”