Black Lives Matter has issued a statement of solidarity with the Economic Fighters League (EFL) calling for all the charges drop all charges against Ernesto Yeboah, the Founder of EFL over the organisation of the Blacks Life Matter protest last year.
The statement has also called for all charges against other freedom fighters to be dropped.
“We join our comrades in the Economic Fighters League in demanding that the Ghanaian government immediately drop all charges against Ernesto Yeboah and cease its targeting of the EFL and other freedom fighters…”
“We condemn in the strongest terms the criminalization of protest by the Ghanaian government, which presented itself as a safe haven for African people of the Diaspora during the Year of Return and continues to promote itself as a protector of Pan-Africanism. Criminalizing acts of Pan-African solidarity does not fall in line with this tradition.”
Ernesto Yeboah is standing trial for leading a protest without notifying the Police has had his case adjourned to July 17 for case management conference.
Read the full statement below