The #DumsorMustStop demonstration organized by actress Yvonne Nelson might not go as planned. The Ghana Police Service has requested an injunction to halt the event.

Yvonne Nelson has organized a vigil known as “#DumsorMustStop” to protest inconsistent power supplies. The Ghana Police Service has applied for an injunction at the High Court to prevent Nelson from carrying out her planned protest.

This action was taken a few days after the Accra Regional Police Command asked the protest organizers to consider relocating the event. The demonstration is planned for Saturday, May 25, 2024.

The actress claims that her career is being negatively impacted by the sporadic power outages, known locally as “dumsor.”

In 2015, the actress led a similar demonstration. In compliance with the law, Yvonne Nelson and her group met with the Ghana Police Service a few days earlier to inform them of the planned protest.

Following the discussion, the police objected to the route proposed by Yvonne Nelson’s team, arguing that Revolution Square, the intended destination, is near the Jubilee House, a security area.

The police expressed concern about the plan to conclude the demonstration at midnight.

However, the protest organizers disagreed, stating that there were no issues with the protest’s conclusion time and that the endpoint was far from the Jubilee House.

The police immediately applied for an injunction to stop the demonstration in compliance with the Public Order Act’s requirements.

A hearing on this lawsuit has been set for May 24, 2024.

Credit: Appianimaa Mercy