At least 29 protesters have been arrested by the Police following the chaotic scenes that marred Tuesday’s demonstration in the capital.
The Arise Ghana “Krom AyƐ Hye” demonstration currently ongoing in Accra turned chaotic after the Police fired tear gas at the protesters.
Reports say the chaos ensued after there was disagreement over the route to embark on resulting in the police blocking the Kwame Nkrumah interchange road with no movement from either vehicle or persons.
Viral pictures and videos on social media show some demonstrators pelting stones at the Police.
Twelve Police officers were injured as a result of the standoff.
The two-day demonstration by pressure group Arise Ghana began Tuesday, June 28, 2022 midday.
Among others, the group which is made up of different political parties is protesting alleged corruption in the Akufo-Addo government, persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, the imposition of the E-Levy, grabbing of state lands by officials of government, and Covid-19 expenditures.