Ernesto Yeboah of the Convention People Party (CPP) has been arrested on the premises of Parliament of Ghana for screaming ‘Drop That Chamber’.
The incident occurred today in the Chamber of Parliament. Three people, Ernesto inclusive begun shouting ‘drop that chamber’ in the middle of an ongoing parliamentary sitting attracting the attention of MPs.
‘Drop That Chamber’ is a hashtag coined by Ghanaians to protest the government’s decision to build a $200 new chamber for Parliament.
From the video, the security personnel at the Parliament House had to struggle with Ernesto Yeboah before they could arrest him.
See the video below:
So Fighter @ernestoyeboah1 went to parliament and shouted from the top #DropThatChamber. This is how he was tackled and sent to the police station. This is a battle for the youth. We will rise against wasteful spending. @Bridget_Otoo @berlamundi @Nikkisamonas @ameyaw112 @kakra19 pic.twitter.com/npNfy1vust
— HelicopterMan (@LaryeaDerek) July 5, 2019
Ernesto who was whisked away to the nearest Police station for questioning and two other people are currently in the custody of the Parliamentary Protection Unit after their arrest during picketing over the government’s plans to construct a new Parliament complex despite several calls to halt the project.