Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fed Up With the Country's Economic Woes, Ghanaians Launch Their Own Occupy Movement

My latest post on Global Voices:

A group of Ghanaians rallied near the president's office as part of a campaign dubbed  #OccupyFlagStaffHouse to protest corruption and the country's poor economic situation and press the government to do something about it.

The peaceful march, organized in less than five days, happened on July 1, 2014, a public holiday that marked the 54th year since Ghana became a republic following British colonial rule. The movement was launched on Facebook as OccupyGhana on June 28, and by July 1 it had over 3,000 followers in support of the protest. It now has more than 6,000. Read more...

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