Information reaching MyGhanaMedia.com indicate that Police personnel fired tear gas on agitated Arise Ghana protestors during their demonstration at the Obra Spot near the Kwame Nkrumah interchange.
It is unclear what sparked the chaos at the scene, but some protestors pelted stones at the police and their vehicles.
Police have said they were attacked and said the protestors’ “behaviour is unacceptable and must be condemned.”
In addition to the tear gas, police also responded to the protestors with their water cannons.
Attack on Police in the Ongoing Arise Ghana Demonstration
What a shame, we were there to protect you and ensure your safety, but you throw stones at us, injure and hurt us.
This behaviour is unacceptable and must be condemned. pic.twitter.com/8FGeycExJD
— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) June 28, 2022
— Kayleb Ahinakwah (@CalebAhinakwah) June 28, 2022
Earlier in the day, there was a standoff between the police and protestors over the approved route for the protest.
The organisers of the protest resolved to occupy the precincts of the Kwame Nkrumah Circle fountain over the disagreements with the Police.
The police had been insisting on enforcing the orders of the court for the protestors to move through Farisco through TUC to the Independence Square.
But the demonstrators had wanted to march towards the Ako Adjei Interchange with a view to stopping at the Jubilee house.
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