46 individuals, including 7 women and 39 men, hailing from various addresses within Waterloo, made their inaugural court appearance at the Magistrate’s Court, King Yard, on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

These individuals had been apprehended by security forces on Monday, September 11, 2023, due to their alleged involvement in the Unlawful Protests that had taken place in and around Waterloo.

The charges leveled against them encompassed a range of offenses under the Public Order Act of 1965, including incitement, riotous conduct, disorderly behavior, throwing missiles, public insult, and provocation, among others.

The security forces presented a collection of evidence, including rocks, stones, old vehicle tires, and provocative placards, which were seized during the operation to quell the unlawful protests.

Following their court appearance, all 46 accused individuals, who were identified as protesters, were remanded in custody at the Banga Farm/Kissi Town Correctional Center located on the outskirts of Waterloo.

Their next scheduled court appearance is set for Monday, September 18, 2023, when the legal proceedings will continue.