A hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women which usually covers the head and chest.

The protesters in white Hijabs, held various placards with inscriptions "Let me manifest my faith in peace," "I chose Hijab, it's a constitutional rights," "wear your wig, lemme wear my Hijab" among others.

Ghanaian Muslims protest over Hijab discrimination
Ghanaian Muslims protest over Hijab discrimination

Some of the protesters included medical doctors, nurses, students, activists and other professionals.

Organizers of the protest say there have been work place and school incidents were Ghanaian Muslims have been asked to remove their Hijabs.

Ghanaian Muslims protest over Hijab discrimination
Ghanaian Muslims protest over Hijab discrimination

The discriminatory directive they say is more pronounce towards nurses and students in government managed hospitals and schools.

They argue that wearing Hijab is not against the constitution of Ghana and that it is their way of life and identity.