A ceremony was held today [Friday, June 5, 2020] at the W .E. B. DuBois Centre in Accra, in honour of George Floyd.
George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American, died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck while he was handcuffed face down in the street.
Following the death of Floyd, mass protests have been held in major cities of the United States of America to condemn the inhumane treatment meted out black people.
Protests have also been held in other parts of the world like the United Kingdom, France, Germany and even in some African countries.
Ghana, however, has gone beyond protesting to hold a ceremony in honour of George Floyd and also state its support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The ceremony was organised by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Ghana Tourism Authority, Office Of Diaspora Affairs and The Diaspora African Forum.
The ceremony also sought to state Ghana’s stand against racism and injustice.
Here’s a short video the ceremony:
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