Organisers of the #OccupyJulorBiHouse, Democracy Hub, have announced the continuation of their demonstration which commenced on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
The Police Service has arrested 49 people who showed up within the vicinity of the Jubilee House and the 37 Military Hospital on Thursday, September 21, to participate in the #OccupyJulorBiHouse protest.
In a press statement, the police indicated that the protestors, part of the Democracy Hub, were taken into custody for unlawful assembly and violation of the Public Order Act.
According to the police, the protestors disregarded court documents served on the organisers, Democracy Hub, to refrain from embarking on the planned demonstration.
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”
But on the eve of the event, the police secured an injunction from the court barring the protest from moving forth.
On the day of the protests, videos circulating on social media revealed the arrest of several individuals, who per reports were assaulted by officers.
Despite this, the Democratic Hub is poised to hit the streets again.
In a press statement issued on September 22, the conveners encouraged all and sundry to come out in their numbers.
“Finally, as we step out for Day 2 and Day 3 of the #OccupyJulorBiHouse, we invite the support of the Public, to sustain democratic activism for change.”
They also acknowledged all the several individuals, including lawyers, journalists, social voices, and ordinary citizens who mobilized to provide support to #Fix TheCountry and the demonstrators unlawfully arrested.
“We are encouraged by your courage of conviction and sense of duty to our democracy. May posterity remember us favourably.
We use this opportunity to condemn in the strongest of terms the assault on the lawyers, journalists and several other citizens who turned up yesterday to provide support to those who were arrested,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, the group is soliciting for donation via the following channels:
- MTN Mobile Money – 0599 001 645 [Democratic Accountability Lab]
- Vodafone Cash – 0506 995 097 [Democratic Accountability Lab]
- Cash up US [$FixTheCountry]
- Cash up UK [£GhFixTheCountry] 5. Paypal: email@example.com