Police Grant Concerned Citizens Permit to Protest Against Judicial Officers’ & NA Remuneration Bills with Conditions

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Touray addressed the press earlier on Friday at the police headquarters in Banjul.

By: Ousman Saidykhan

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) granted Concerned Citizens’ request to protest peacefully against the Judicial Officers’ (Remuneration and Other Entitlements) Bill, 2024, and the National Assembly Salaries and Pensions Bill, 2024.

However, the permit comes with conditions that, when breached, could result in its revocation and criminal prosecution.

“Be informed that permission has been granted to you to go ahead with your peaceful protest slated for 8th July 2024, commencing from 12:00hrs to 14:00hrs from Bond Road Junction (Opposite Jah Oil) to the first gate of the National Assembly (Opposite the Christian Cemetry),” police said in a letter seen by TAT.

To avoid penalties, the protesters have been strictly conditioned to confine their protest within the scheduled time—12:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs, and from Bond Road Junction to the first gate of the National Assembly.

The protesters have also been warned against uttering derogatory words or remarks during the protest.

“Failure to comply with these conditions will result in the revocation of this permit and or criminal prosecution,” police warned.

“Only a Five-Man delegation is permitted to deliver to petition to the representatives of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Justice respectively at the National Assembly grounds.”

The police have assured they will provide security to the protesters during the scheduled period.

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