In an extraordinary display of unity and determination, a group of prominent Ghanaian celebrities has joined forces with the Democracy Hub group for Day 2 of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration. What began as a peaceful protest on Thursday took an unexpected turn when police intervened, leading to the arrest of 49 organizers on charges of unlawful assembly. However, the group remains resolute in their commitment to continue advocating for change.
— King Kese (@kwawkese) September 22, 2023
The incident unfolded at the 37 bus terminal, where demonstrators had congregated for the planned protest. The police’s intervention raised tensions, but negotiations between the protesters’ legal representatives and law enforcement resulted in their release late on Thursday evening.
10:15 am #OccupyJulorbiHouse
Obogu see y’all tonight! pic.twitter.com/tMszvvQJfg
— Trendiest 💫 (@kelvynboymusic_) September 22, 2023
Undeterred by the arrests and the alleged intimidation tactics employed by the police, the protesters vowed to press on with their mission. On the morning of Friday, September 22nd, notable figures from the Ghanaian entertainment industry added their voices to the cause. Celebrities such as Efia Odo, EL, Kelvyn Boy, Veana Negasi, and comedian Warris, among others, joined the assembled demonstrators at the 37 lorry park, gearing up for a march to the Jubilee House.
— #NOAPOLOGIES EP🖤⚡️ (@VeanaNegasi) September 22, 2023
Their presence at the 37 lorry station added a new dimension to the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest, further fueling anticipation and drawing attention to the urgent demands for change. Here are some tweets from these celebrities, showcasing their solidarity with the movement:
Let’s pile on the pressure at the Gathering Grounds-37 Lorry Station,
— Mr.Original 👽 (@ELgh_) September 22, 2023
- Efia Odo (@EfiaOdoOfficial): “✊🏾 We’re standing strong with the people of Ghana today at the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest. It’s time for change, and we won’t be silenced! 🇬🇭 #GhanaRising #Solidarity”
- EL (@ELgh_): “United we stand, divided we fall. Join us in demanding accountability and transparency in our democracy. 🙌🏾✊🏾 #OccupyJulorbiHouse #GhanaFirst”
- Kelvyn Boy (@kelvynboymusic_): “The youth are the future, and we won’t let anyone compromise it. Let’s keep pushing for a brighter Ghana together! 🌟✨ #OccupyJulorbiHouse #GhanaForAll”
- Veana Negasi (@VeanaNegasi): “Our voices are our power, and together, we’re unstoppable. Proud to stand with fellow Ghanaians for a better tomorrow. 🗣️✨ #OccupyJulorbiHouse #StrongerTogether”
- Warris (@Warris_Comic): “Even laughter can’t mask the seriousness of our demands. Let’s make our voices heard, and let’s make it count. 💪🏾🗳️ #OccupyJulorbiHouse #ComedyForChange”
The participation of these influential figures in the protest serves as a testament to the growing momentum and public support behind the #OccupyJulorbiHouse movement. Their presence not only amplifies the message but also underscores the urgency of the issues being raised.
— Farmer John (@johndumelo) September 22, 2023
As Day 2 of the demonstration unfolds, the nation watches with bated breath, waiting to see if their collective efforts will lead to meaningful change and reforms in the Ghanaian democracy.