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Two ‘Chale Wote’ festival organisers; one artist arrested at Jamestown
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Two ‘Chale Wote’ festival organisers; one artist arrested at Jamestown

Two organizers of ‘Chale Wote’, the popular annual street art festival held at Jamestown in Accra, have been arrested by the Accra Central Police. One of the artists for this year’s virtual event was also arrested. The arrest took place on the evening of Saturday, August 21, 2021, outside the Ussher Fort at Jamestown, whiles the virtual event was taking place inside the fort. Attempts by citinewsroom.com to speak to the Police have so far not been successful. Nicholas Tetteh Wayo, one of the artists billed for the event who spoke to citinewsroom.com, said the police officers who carried out the arrest outside the Usher fort, caused damage to some machines, and scattered items arranged by food vendors who were getting ready to cash in on the event. He said...
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