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#AccraBlackOut trends ahead of George Floyd vigil

A hash tag #AccraBlackOut has trended on Twitter in support of a vigil in honour of George Floyd, a black man killed by police in the US.

Nkrumahist group, Economic Fighters League, are organising the vigil Saturday evening in Accra.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority, Office Of Diaspora Affairs and The Diaspora African Forum, organised a memorial ceremony in honour of him.

Mass protests have been held in major cities in the United States of America and other parts of the world, following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black American who was killed  in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed face down on the street.

The leadership of the  Economic Fighters League, announced a vigil at the Black Star Square Saturday at 7pm.

“In George Floyd’s final minutes, he cried for his Mama, who has been dead for two years. Everytime you think you’re safe, remember that George’s pain is the reality of many black sons and daughters.”

Economic Fighters League to hold vigil in solidarity with US protesters

“It was the reality for Black on Plantations, Migrant Boats and those living in Oppressive regimes. If we don’t fight now, it’d be the reality for our children, also,” the group said in a statement on Twitter.

The vigil dubbed AccraBlackOut has been welcomed by loads of Twitter users.

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1 Comment
  1. Kwaku says

    In the middle of UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD), I’d suggest your publication use African, instead of black i.e African American rather than black American, etc.
    All the best with the vigil at Black Star Square tonight. I hope the focus will not be solely on the US, but also o matters happening in Ghana that needs attention.

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