Police clash with demonstrators over bad roads in Kumasi


Police in Kumasi on Monday morning fired teargas and warning shots to disperse demonstrators at Duase and Kenyase near Kumasi.

The demonstrators were protesting against the poor conditions of roads in the area, especially on the Kumasi – Antoa road.

Reports said one person who sustained a gun-shot wound was feared dead. Six other injured persons have been sent to hospital for treatment.

One of the injured persons, identified as Kwame Okyere, who sustained a gun shot wound between the right eye and the ear has been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

Hospital authorities confirmed to Graphic Online that he was responding to treatment.

The demonstrators erected barriers on the main Kumasi – Antoa road, preventing the free flow of traffic and leaving commuters stranded.

Police personnel from Kenyase who were at the scene and could not disperse the demonstrators called for re-enforcement from the Buffalo Unit who were said to have fired teargas and warning shots to disperse the crowd.

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