The three-day #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, spearheaded by the Democracy Hub pressure group, commenced on social media and garnered substantial support from influential young figures, both online and offline.
This protest, which was originally scheduled from September 21 through September 23, 2023, aimed to address critical issues, has somehow been marred by some actions of the Ghana Police Service, resulting in the unlawful detention of approximately 49 protesters on the first day.
Day 1, which unfolded on Thursday, September 21, saw the arrest and confinement of all participants who had gathered at the 37 bus terminal, dispersed across various police cells throughout the capital.
Notwithstanding the problems the organizers faced on the first day, day 2 of the protests is underway today, September 22, 2023.
Unlike the first day, a lot of notable Ghanaian celebrities, including Efia Odo, EL, Kelvyn Boy, SK Dele, Veana Negasi, and comedian Warris, among others, have been sighted as part of the people who have joined the assembled demonstrators at 37 Lorry Park, preparing to march to the Jubilee House.
— EFIAODO (@Efiaodo1) September 22, 2023
These prominent figures showed up in support of the ongoing protests, raising their voices in solidarity with the demonstrators. The celebrities’ participation added considerable momentum to the movement, even in the face of police resistance.
While some celebrities expressed their unequivocal support for the cause on social media, others held differing views on the matter.
As the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protests continued into their second day, the unwavering commitment of both the protesters and these influential celebrities underscored the significance of the issues at hand, despite the obstacles they faced.