One hit in the head, scores injured as Police fire warning shots to disperse NDC crowd
One person is allegedly hit in the head and several others injured as police fired warning shots to disperse hundreds of National Democratic Congress supporters protesting the arrest of their deputy general secretary Koku Anhyidoho over alleged treasonable comments.
The protesters blocked the Danquah Circle-Kwame Nkrumah Cirlce road at the Police national headquarters section during Tuesday’s evening rush hour, a situation that created chaotic traffic scene in the area.
Vehicles moving from both directions came to a standstill in front of the Police headquarters as the protestors insisted on the release of their party executive before they make way for commuters.
Though the Police initially tried avoiding the use of minimal force to disperse the milling crowd, it was later forced to use water cannon on the the protestors as it fired warning shots.
“Police have fired warning shots. I’ve heard about three,” 3FM’s Solomon Mensah who was at the Police headquarters reported.
A technician who was said to have been invited to the Police headquarters to fix a decoder for him was hit in the head.
“The Police also were trying to disperse the crowd and they ended up hitting him in the head and he was badly injured. He showed us his phone which also had the contact of the director to prove he not was part of the NDC supporters who were here at the CID headquarters,” TV3’s Selorm Amenya reported on TV3’s News360 on Tuesday night.
He said there was another lady who was “badly hit in the thigh” our correspondent said, adding “she was nearly collapsed and she had to be rushed to the hospital”
According to our correspondent, other supporters of the NDC suffered varied degree of injuries.
He reported that currently the police have managed to clear the area and traffic moving smoothly.
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