Ghanaians In The UK Confront High Commissioner Paapa Owusu Ankomah During #OccupyJulorbiHouse demo

Ghanaians In The UK Confront High Commissioner Paapa Owusu Ankomah During #OccupyJulorbiHouse demo

  • Angry Ghanaian protestors accosted Ghana's High Commissioner to the UK Paapa Owusu Ankomah
  • The #OccupyjulorbiHouse protestors were angry that Paapa Owusu Ankomah did not address them when they came to picket
  • New Patriotic Party supporters disrupted the #OccupyjulorbiHouse protest at the Ghana High Commission in the UK

Angry Ghanaian protestors accosted Ghana's High Commissioner to the UK, Paapa Owusu Ankomah, during their #OccupyjulorbiHouse demonstration.

The Ghanaian protestors were upset that Ankomah did not address those who had picketed at the Ghana High Commission.

High commissioner accosted
Protestors wanted the high commissioner to address them. Source: Facebook/@CitiTV
Source: Facebook

A few followed him as he walked to his car, with a policeman accompanying him.

"We came to air our grievances, but you have not heard us," one protestor says in a video sighted by YEN.com.gh.

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NPP supporters in the UK disrupt anti-Akufo-Addo protest at the Ghana High Commission

Democracy Hub organised the original #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration in Ghana from Thursday, September 21, 2023, to Saturday, September 23, 2023.

The protestors gathered at the 37 station in Accra and attempted to march to the Jubilee House, but 49 persons were.

It was meant to voice discontent at the government's dysfunction under the Akufo-Addo administration.

NPP supporters disrupt UK demo

The protestors had been met by New Patriotic Party supporters, who tried to disrupt the anti-Akufo-Addo protest.

A protestor on the ground in the UK told YEN.com.gh that the NPP supporters outnumbered the young Ghanaians who wanted to protest the Akufo-Addo government.

“They’ve been using megaphones to drown us out, calling us assassins, Togolese, Somalian and other country names. They’ve been trying to antagonise us and provoke us."

NDC condemns arrest of protestors

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) condemned the arrest of the 49 protestors trying to march on the presidency.

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“Nothing concrete”: NPP Youth Wing rubbishes concerns of #OccupyJulorbiHouse protestors

The opposition party described the arrest of the protestors as shameful and brutish in a statement.

The party urged its members to offer legal support to the protestors who were arrested by police unlawfully.

Accra regional police commander summoned over abuse of protestors

In other news, the Police Management Board summoned the Accra Regional Police Commander over the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.

The commander was summoned concerning the allegations of police abuse during the protests.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.

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