FixTheCountry supporters claimed shockingly that they were promised an astounding $1 million to put an end to the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest.
The claim, which was made via the official FixTheCountry Twitter account, offers light on the protest’s repression tactics.
The #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration, which was coordinated by Democracy Hub, suffered a serious blow when police detained demonstrators who had assembled to air their complaints.
The #OccupyJulorbi demonstration had initially started despite the police-secured injunction, with the organizers highlighting the fact that they had not been formally notified of the court ruling.
Reacting to this development in a tweet posted by the FixTheCountry Twitter account, the group stated, “Since they want it this way we will talk. The cabinet promised us $1 million if only we can stop the demonstration. We rejected! We want a better Ghana.”
The FixTheCountry movement has been a strong voice in favor of enhancements and good change in many facets of Ghanaian culture.
This happened as a result of the demonstrators disobeying a police order that had been issued just one day before the event.
Oliver Barker-Vormawor, one of the detained people, was heard saying in a social media video, “We have just been detained and escorted to the police headquarters. All individuals who have been detained today will receive legal representation from us. That’s not democracy, is it?
A second video showed broadcast journalist Bridget Otoo accusing Ghana Police Service officers of abusing her and other protesters at the highly attended anti-government event known as #OccupyJulorbiHouse.