Students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have been demonstrating on Monday, 22nd October, 2018, following alleged acts of brutality that were handed on some students by security personnel of the University few days ago.
Numerous Ghanaians have been reacting to the demonstration which has reportedly turned violent, as reports emerge that some properties belonging to the University has been destroyed by the protesters.
On Twitter, several celebrities are expressing their views on the developments on KNUST campus.
Celebrities including Mr Eazi, Ko-Jo Cue, Joycelyn Dumas, Nana Ama Anamoah, Bridget Otoo, and Nana Ama Agyemang Asante have been sharing their comments.
Below are their tweets:
Trying to get enough info as possible on what is going on in my uni KNUST, for now i urge students led by the SRC to makesure protests are peaceful & non destructive so that the purpose for demonstrations will be clear and precise!
— NewMixtapeIn19Days (@mreazi) October 22, 2018
I understand there's a cause to fight for in KNUST … but attaching violence and vandalism to the cause makes it hard for anybody to be on your side 100% … Also, when you destroy school property, who do you think pays for it?
— Ko-Jo Cue (@KOJO_Cue) October 22, 2018
What is happening at KNUST is unacceptable. This is what happens when you continually disregard students’ voice… I’m not in support of any vandalism of school properties .. it is stupid! But Ghanaian University authorities abuse students everyday!
— B.Otoo (@Bridget_Otoo) October 22, 2018
Dear KNUST students, please be measured in your protest.
Stop destroying school property. That is unacceptable.
— STOP BRUTALISING KNUST STUDENTS😡 (@thenanaaba) October 22, 2018
My dear KNUST students, violence is not the best way to vent your anger. I understand your frustrations but please cease the destruction of properties and allow the Police and the authorities in charge to handle the issue and restore calm. #KNUSTcrisis. pic.twitter.com/aUcBvKk9y5
— JOSELYN DUMAS® (@Joselyn_Dumas) October 22, 2018
The KNUST authorities are treating the students with the same disrespect school authorities across #Ghana treat students. It’s not new or surprising because oppression is a popular tool for Ghanaian adults in power who think the governed have no agency.
— Nana Ama Agyemang Asante (@JustNanaAma) October 22, 2018