Illegality: Bor Mayor prohibits all forms of protest in Bor
Bor Municipality Mayor Samuel Ateny has prohibited all forms of protest in Bor.
Only the President of the Republic has the authority to prohibit some Citizens’ Rights and Freedoms, but only during a State of Emergency, including Freedom of Assembly (Peaceful protests, etc.) and Association.
He said that the decision was issued to halt the deterioration of security in Bor town as a result of continuous strikes by state employees over wage arrears.
“The Mayor’s administration has decided to prohibit public demonstrations in Bor town.” There will be no protest until further notice due to security concerns. “You can’t demonstrate until you do it on your premises,” Ateny said on Wednesday.
He cautioned that whomever or whatever group violated the order would be held responsible by the security institutions.
“It is the obligation of the police and other security institutions to enforce the order once it is issued.” Anyone who disregards these directives will face legal consequences.
“As the head of security in Bor town, I have noticed that there are security consequences that may not allow strikes at this time.” People’s lives are more significant than what they are claiming today, according to Ateny.
No one will be permitted on the street until the security situation improves, he said.
That is in accordance with Article 190 of the TCRSS, 2011 (as modified) and Article 10, which specifies that “No deviation from the Rights and Freedoms entrenched in the Bill of Rights will be adopted” save for the grounds specified in Article 190.
As a result, the Lord Mayor of Bor Municipality has no right to prohibit peaceful protests for this or any other cause.
This would demonstrate a complete lack of knowledge of the law. It is an intentional bias towards the Constitution of the United States.
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