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#OccupyJulorBiHouse: Celebrities react, advocate for release of arrested protestors

Like many Ghanaians, a lot of celebrities say they have been taken aback by the arrest of citizens who were embarking on the #OccupyJulorBiHouse demonstration on Thursday morning.

The Accra-based civil society group organising the protest, Democracy Hub, had earlier notified the Ghana Police Service of their planned demonstration on Nkrumah Memorial Day to call on “the President and members of the Economic Management Team to #FixTheCountry in light of the level of economic mismanagement and theft that has engulfed our government from the highest levels.”

But the police filed an injunction application on the eve of the demonstration and proceeded to arrest protestors who showed up to join in the protest. The courts are yet to hear the injunction application.

The celebrities are appalled by the actions of the police while others are calling them out for restricting the rights of Ghanaians to protest.

Read the reactions below:

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