A series of demonstrations were held in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday (28 January) against what the protesters say is a plot to invade their country.
GV EXT United States of America Embassy with guard at gate in Accra. (2 SHOTS)
GV Policemen outside French Embassy. (3 SHOTS)
GV EXT British High Commission building and sign "British High Commission". (2 SHOTS)
SV & GV Sign for Nigerian High Commission and Nigerian High Commission building. (2 SHOTS)
GVs & SVs Demonstrating Ghanaians dancing during demonstration, with placards protesting at American, British and Nigerian involvement in Ghana's politics. (5 SHOTS)
GV Demonstrators passing mounted police.
GV PAN & CU Crowds standing and demonstrating outside USA Embassy. (4 SHOTS)
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Background: A series of demonstrations were held in the Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday (28 January) against what the protesters say is a plot to invade their country. Several newspapers in Ghana had alleged that the United States, Britain and Nigeria were about to launch an invasion with some 1,000 British 'Special Air Service' (S.A.S.) commandos, who were to assemble in Nigeria for the assault. All three countries have denied the accusation.
Additional security was posted at most Western delegations in Accra during the demonstrations, although the protests were centred on the U.S. embassy, the British and the Nigerian High Commissions.
Libya has said it is prepared to fight alongside Ghana in the event of an invasion. The Secretary of the Libyan People's Bureau (embassy) Muawia Elmabruk said on Friday (29 January) that this country and Ghana's four week old regime of Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings were "similarly based on justice and equality to the masses."
He also said the relationship between Libya and Ghana is 'strategic'.