The Arise Ghana “Krom AyƐ Hye” demonstration currently ongoing in Accra has 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. At least 15 protestors have been arrested.
Pictures of both police officers and demonstrators have gone viral on social media.
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.
“Protest against persistent and astronomical hikes in fuel prices by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government that has imposed excruciating economic hardships on Ghanaians.
“Protest against the imposition of the obnoxious E-Levy on the already-burdened Ghanaian people by the insensitive Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government and demand for its immediate repeal.
“Demand a full-scale and bi-partisan parliamentary probe into COVID-19 expenditures.
“Protest against the grabbing of State lands by officials of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, particularly the de-classification of huge portions of the Achimota Forest reserve.
“Protest against the increased rate of police brutalities and state-sponsored killing of innocent Ghanaians, as well as the growing culture of human rights abuses under the watch of President Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia,” their statement noted.