Ghanaian police authorities took measures to prevent protesters from reaching the Jubilee House on the second day of the “Occupy Julorbi House” demonstration. A sizable gathering of demonstrators had converged at the 37 lorry station, with intentions of marching to the Jubilee House. However, their progress was halted as they encountered a roadblock manned by police officers near the 37 Military Hospital. The police personnel were visibly equipped with SWAT gear and armored vehicles. In response, the demonstrators decided to stage a sit-in on the road, effectively taking control of the area while awaiting a resolution.
— SDK (@sdkdele) September 22, 2023
During the first day of the protest, which occurred on Thursday, September 21, the police implemented tactics to thwart the demonstration. Multiple protesters were arrested and subsequently detained at various police stations within the city. However, it’s worth noting that all 49 individuals who had been detained were released on the same day.
The “Occupy Julorbi House” protest, spanning three days and organized by the “Democracy Hub” pressure group, seeks to exert pressure on the President and members of the Economic Management Team to address issues related to economic mismanagement and corruption within the government. It also serves as a platform for citizens to express their opposition to the proposed military intervention in Niger, along with other government policies and initiatives. This demonstration is a testament to the voice of the people and their desire for accountability and transparency in governance.