International Day of Protest

Report from: Ghana

By Edward Appiah-Brafoh

Information reaching me from Ghana indicate that the police finally had to deny Green Earth the chance to do that peaceful and unarmed protest at the US embassy.In Ghana all such demontrations or protests must be given approval by the office of the Inspector General of Police.

The last minute rejection of the permission, I was told was due to the terrorist attack on the US and the Police message was that if the protesters went ahead and stage the protest,they would have been arrested and the protest taken to mean a terrorist attack on US in Ghana.

This really lowered the spirit of my able lieutenants and the entire protesters back at home. So we do not have any positive report to give.

However I am happy that at least some organizations in the US and Europe were able to do something.

I wish you all the best


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