The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described as shameful the arrest of the Democracy Hub group who were on the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration on Thursday September 21, 2023.
The Police had filed an application at the court and successfully served the organisers of a group identifying itself as Democracy Hub in connection with a planned demonstration within the vicinity of the Jubilee House from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd September 2023.
The demonstrators however on Thursday morning started gathering close to the 37 transport stations in Accra and were subsequently arrested by the Police.
In response to the arrest the NDC has stated that the arrest is a massive step backward of Ghana’s democracy.
“This shameful show of brute force runs counter to that. It’s regrettable the police would think that violence and suppression of human rights is the best way to address issues.
“After 31 years of our democratic journey, it is a crying shame that we cannot find more peaceful ways to address these issues. This is a massive step backward for our democracy,” General Secretary of the NDC, Fifi Kwetey stated.