During the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration, some street merchants claim the Ghana Police confiscated their products.
The shopkeepers could be seen sobbing as they begged the Ghanaian government to help them.
Efia Odo, a human rights activist and Ghanaian actress, has been harshly critical of her colleagues on social media for criticising the treatment of peaceful protestors by the police.
The second day of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest is currently taking place at the 37 Military Hospital, where participants include Efia Odo, Bridget Otoo, John Dumelo, and EL.
The protest began on September 21—Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, a day that is celebrated across the country.
The date was specifically chosen by the organisers because they thought it represented the tenacity and perseverance shown throughout historical campaigns against injustice and eviction.
However, the demonstrations took a worrying turn when Ghanaian police used excessive force to try to put an end to them and unlawfully detained protestors as well as onlookers. In response, Ghanaians persisted in speaking out against these actions and organised attorneys to support people who were being arrested.
Julor Bi, which translates as “Child of a Thief” in the Ga language of Accra, Ghana’s capital, is a broad allusion to the ruling Executive, which the populace believes has carelessly led the nation into chaos.
Efia Odo dared her coworkers to join them in the streets, where the real action is taking place, instead of hiding behind their computers to protest.
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