Full Details Into The Clash Between Arise Ghana And Police

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Violence marred the June 28, 2022 Arise Ghana demonstration at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. The main issue according to a GhanaWeb reporter was occasioned by the failure of demonstrators to abide by a route ordered by an Accra High Court.

12 Police officers were injured in the crash and are receiving treatment at the Police Hospital. Police announced the arrest of 29 people in connection with violent incidents.

Day Two of protests are expected to continue with the final leg taking place today, June 29.

Bernard Mornah alleged that some people believed to have been planted by the Police triggered the attacks that led to the police firing tear gas, rubber bullets and deploying water canons.

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Sammy Gyamfi also confirmed that the Police do not have any problems with the timing and route of the second day. Confusion over the choice of routes to be used by the protesters triggered the clash.

For about 15 minutes, there was tear gas was fired into the crowd after some elements in the crowd decided to push against the police barricade.

The altercation happened after organisers met with top officials of the police service to discuss the way forward following an obstruction when protestors tried moving from Obra Spot.

A court in Ghana has ordered Arise Ghana to use the Farisco Traffic Light through to TUC headquarters and onward to Independence Square.

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The decision to picket at the Jubilee House was also challenged. Police disagreed with their choice of routes and decided to start the protest at 3 pm and end at 8 pm.

Arise says the historic two-day demonstration is primarily to protest persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government.

Source: ghanaweb


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