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Police Justify the Use of Tear Gas and Water Cannons to Disperse Arise Ghana Protesters

The Ghana Police service has released an official statement to explain the use of tear gas and water cannons by its Officers to disperse arise Ghana demonstrators.

According to the Ghana Police service report, the demonstrators defiled the court order of approved routes to the Jubilee House and in an attempt to persuade them the demonstrators started pelting the police with stones.

The action of the demonstrators got 12 officers injured and also damage police vehicles. The statement further noted that the police officers were treated by the mobile police unit and later transferred to the police hospital for further treatment.

Specifically the update noted that the demonstrators further regrouped and burnt tyres on the road around circle the fire from the burning tires has since been put off by the police. The police therefore "have no option but to use teargas and water cannons to subdue the routing and restore order the process is still ongoing."

The report noted that the route has partially been cleared and the urge all road users to continue to bear with them with other alternative routes.

Attached is a copy of the statement.

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