29 persons have been arrested in connection with the ‘Arise Ghana Demonstration’ held on June 28.

According to the Police, organisers of the demonstration will also be arrested and put before court.

The demonstration which was intended to be a peaceful one ended violent leaving both civilians and police officers injured as well as police vehicles destroyed.

A statement signed by Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi indicates that the 29 demonstrators were arrested for their participation in violent attacks on the Police and some members of the public including school children.

“Available video footages of the event are being reviewed and all other persons
identified for taking part in the attacks as well as inciting the violence will be
arrested and brought to face justice,” the statement said.

“Also, the organisers of the demonstration will be arrested and put before court for the attacks and damage to public property, in line with the provisions of Section 3 of the Public Order Act, (Act 491),” the statement added.

Tear gas and hot water canons were deployed following a clash between the police and Arise Ghana protestors Tuesday afternoon.

The Arise Ghana organisers announced the start of the street march shortly after 2:30pm from the Kwame Nkrumah Interchange.

The protestors were met with resistance at the Circle overhead.

The Police responded to the throwing of stones from some protestors with teargas and water canons forcing the protestors back towards circle.

The clash was over a disagreement in the route the protestors were using for the march.

They had announced that they would march from Circle to Nima, then to Ako Adjei and Jubilee House.


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