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Occupy Flagstaff House was a wake-up call for many – Sara Asafu-Adjaye

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A member of CitizenGhana, Sara Asafu-Adjaye says a lot of people have remained in activism after the Occupy Flagstaff House protest in 2014 as the protest was a wake-up call for many people.

Speaking on how she got involved in the protest, Sara said she initially didn’t want to be part of it but after receiving about telephone calls from some friends she joined.

“What really motivated me to turn up was when I got about four calls from friends who never speak out on any political issue and they call me “Sara, Sara where are you? You have to be here and then I realised that I had to be part of this history changing event and so I quickly made my way to Efua Sutherland Park on 1st July 2014."

She said the number of people that turned up for the protest was overwhelming and it was like “a first opportunity for a lot of people to express their feeling at the time about the government and how poorly they were governing the country”.

According to her, “it will take all of us, every day, doing the right thing and keeping the government on their toes to get the country back on track”.

The Occupy Flagstaff House was a demonstration by a group of Ghanaians (predominantly from the middle class) on the economic hardships Ghanaians were facing under the Mahama-led government in 2014.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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