See what Ghanaian celebrities are saying about Occupy Jubilee House protest
A number of Ghanaian celebrities have added their voices to the calls for the release of protestors of who want to be allowed to picket at the Jubilee House following their arrest earlier on Thursday during a gathering at the 37 Hospital bus station.
Taking to their various social media handles to express their frustrations with their arrests, the likes of rapper Sarkodie, Kwesi Arthur, Actor/politician, John Dumelo, actress Efia Odo, DJ Black, KiDi, Lydia Forson, Medikal, M.anifest, Black Sherif, among others are challenging the Police to do right by the people.
Earlier, Efia Odo had challenged Ghanaian celebrities to let their voices be heard in matters of national interest, following the arrest of the protestors.
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The Accra-based civil society group organising the protest, Democracy Hub, had earlier notified the Ghana Police Service of their planned demonstration on Nkrumah Memorial Day to call on “the President and members of the Economic Management Team to #FixTheCountry in light of the level of economic mismanagement and theft that has engulfed our government from the highest levels.”
However, the police filed an injunction application yesterday, a day to the demonstration and proceeded to arrest protestors today.
Here are some posts from celebrities:
We are Ghanaian before anything else. My topmost concern is the safety of our people. we should be able to freely exercise our right to protest.
We are making efforts to help the protesters who have been detained but we’re facing some challenges on the ground.
If there are any…— Lord KiDi (@KiDiMusic) September 21, 2023
I’ve been thinking a lot about how we engage on trending issues;especially in regards to those that go against what we believe is the norm.— miss forson (@lydiaforson) March 25, 2021
And I’ve come to a realization that the average Ghanaian knows very little beyond what he/she has been told, taught or raised on.
Frustrated by what dey happen in Accra today. Besides the fact say we dey taya now more than ever in a country with so much resources, democracy is clearly out the window too. Proud my people are taking steps to make a change and I support the fight 💯. We are stronger together.…— SON OF JACOB (@KWESIARTHUR_) September 21, 2023
— M.anifest (@manifestive) September 21, 2023
You can only be scared of a peaceful protest when you know you deserve otherwise…— Sarkodie (@sarkodie) September 21, 2023
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