#OccupyJulorbiHouse protesters in London are rebuffed by Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK.
On Friday, September 29, the Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK walked out of his office without addressing the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstrators in the London edition.
To express their displeasure with the situation back home in Ghana, the resentful Ghanaians who reside in the United Kingdom organised their own version of the protest that happened there approximately a week ago.
The group assembled with megaphones and amplified some of their concerns in a video that was posted on social media.
To emphasise their position even further, they were holding signs. The writings included ‘Arise Ghana Youth,’ ‘Corruption is destroying Ghana,’ and ‘Resist oppressor’s control,’ among others.
On the sidewalk in front of the government building, dozens of people were chanting.
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It was interesting to see another group of Ghanaians there, who appeared to be shouting praises for the authorities.
The High Commissioner Papa Owusu-Ankomah was seen leaving the building for his car several hours later.
Some of the protesters tried to speak with him, but to no avail.
“We arrived to greet you. Before you depart, Sir, talk to us, one of them urged.
While the official was being escorted into his car by London police, another irate protester was heard shouting, “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
From September 21 to 23, Accra, Ghana, hosted the first demonstration, which resulted in some arrests on the first day.
Protesters nearly tried to enter the Jubilee House, which serves as the seat of government, during the three days of nonstop demonstration, but police blocked them with a barricade.
The about 50 persons who were detained on the first day of the protest were later charged and released to participate in the demonstration after the public harshly criticised the police for abusing some of them.
However, the police insisted they were not roughing up the demonstrators and that their only goal was to maintain peace and order because the protest was prohibited by an injunction imposed on the organisers.
The focus of the protest was the populace of Ghana’s struggles as a result of the government’s poor economic management.