Protesters who showed up near the Jubilee House for the #OccupyJulorBiHouse demonstration were arrested.
Oliver Barker Vormawor, one of the organizers posted a video which showed protestors dressed in black and red seated in a bus.
Protesters in Ghana are demanding reforms such as reduced living costs, corruption cessation, and improved governance.
Despite a court injunction banning the protest, the protesters defied and attempted to march to Jubilee House, the President’s official residence.
According to the information, some 50 persons have been arrested.
Prince Ganaku, the demonstrator’s lawyer, has stated that processes are underway to release those arrested.
“I want to send out a message to all lawyers who are interested in defending the rule of law. Ghana Bar Association, all lawyer groups, and every lawyer should know that what is going on is wrong. You should have an ethical and moral obligation to speak in a situation like this. We are in a democratic dispensation, we shouldn’t be seeing things like this. I want to send a clarion call to all lawyers to show up here to defend the rule of law. This is unconstitutional, the arrest is unlawful. We are going to work around the clock to get them out. These people are fighting for you [police]. You are shooting yourselves in the foot,” the lawyer said.