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Black Lives Matter Ghana protest leader arrested

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Police in Ghana fired warning shots to break up a rally against police brutality after arresting the organiser.

Ernesto Yeboah was charged with failing to obtain a police permit for the protest on Saturday and for breaking the rules on public gatherings.

But his lawyer Francis-Xavier Sosu said the charges were “baseless”.

More than 60 people attended the vigil in Accra, one of a wave of Black Lives Matter rallies across the world.

Demonstrators in dozens of countries are demanding an end to systemic racism and state-sponsored violence against black people following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American man who was killed in broad daylight by police last month in the US city of Minneapolis.

 

 

 

At Saturday’s rally in Ghana’s capital, Accra, the protesters were also highlighting police brutality in the West African country.

They chanted: “We are not free until we are all free.

 

 

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