The demonstration commenced on Thursday, September 21, coinciding with Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Day, an event observed nationally. The organizers intentionally selected this date because they saw it as a symbol of the resilience and resistance displayed during historical struggles against oppression and dispossession.
However, the protests took a troubling turn when Ghanaian police, in an attempt to suppress the demonstrations, unlawfully detained not only protesters but also bystanders, using excessive force. In response, Ghanaian citizens continued to speak out against these actions and mobilized lawyers to assist those who had been detained.
The phrase “𝙅𝙪𝙡𝙤𝙧 𝘽𝙞” is derived from the Ga language, spoken by the people of Accra, Ghana’s capital. It loosely translates to “Child of a Thief,” serving as a reference to the ruling Executive, whom the people believe have mismanaged the country.
Efia Odo challenged her colleagues, urging them to move beyond online activism and join the protests on the streets where the real action is taking place.
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