#OccupyJulorbiHouse: Peaceful protests are constitutional rights – M.anifest condemns police arrest

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SEP 21, 2023 LISTEN
M.anifest, Ghanaian rapper

Renowned Ghanaian rapper M.anifest has registered his opposition to the police arrest of protestors of the Occupy Jubilee House demonstration organised by the pressure group, Democracy Hub.

He described the police action as "wrong" and emphasised that peaceful protests are a constitutional right that should be defended.

In a tweet, M.anifest stated: "Peaceful protests are a constitutional right. We should collectively defend that right. A show of force against citizens registering legitimate displeasure on a range of issues affecting us is WRONG."

The rapper went on to quote Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah, saying: ""Freedom is not something that one person can bestow on another as a gift. They claim it as their own and none can keep it from them."

His comments come amid reports that police disrupted the ongoing 3-day protest on Thursday, arrested and detained demonstrators at various police stations in Accra.

The arrest comes after the police had issued an injunction on the protest on Wednesday, September 20, a move the protestors ignored on the basis that they had not been properly served.

The police today arrested them for breaching the Public Order Act.

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