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The Supreme Court has annulled the police injunction against the #FixTheCountry protest.
The ruling was delivered today, Tuesday, June 8, 2021, after conveners of the social media movement headed to court to appeal the May 6, 2021, injunction order stopping their planned protest.
A five-member Supreme Court panel said that the ex-parte injunction obtained under the hand of Justice Ruby Aryeetey of the High Court had since elapsed after the first 10 days of coming into force, as such, there was no subsisting injunction order stopping the #FixtheCountry protesters from going on a demonstration.
Lawyer for the #FixTheCountry protesters, Justice Srem Sai, arguing in court said the High Court order was absolute notwithstanding that ex-parte orders ordinarily lasted 10 days with room for the parties to then appear on notice.
The Attorney General, Godfred Dame, the IGP has, since the expiration of the ex-parte injunction, put the applicants on notice and the parties are currently before the High Court on notice.
Effectively, the Supreme Court quashed the indefinite order that stops the protesters from embarking on their street marches.