The Police say 12 of its officers have sustained various injuries from the Arise Ghana demonstration.
According to the Ghana Police Service, the injuries were sustained due to attacks from the protesters on Tuesday.
“Unfortunately, all without any provocation, the demonstrators began pelting the police with stones,” parts of the release stated.
The police, in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Grace Ansah-Akrofi, noted that “so far, 12 officers who sustained various degrees and were treated in the Police Mobile Hospitals have been transferred to the Police Hospital for further treatment.”
The police added that the demonstrators also damaged some police vehicles.
They assured the public that “those involved in this violent demonstration will be brought to face justice.”
On Tuesday, a pressure group, Arise Ghana, hit the streets of Accra to express displeasure over the worsening economic conditions in the country.
To have a peaceful demonstration, the Ghana Police Service deployed two mobile Police hospital units to assist the demonstrators and officers who might need medical attention during the protest.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, urged the officers deployed for the exercise to treat the protesters with respect and dignity.
But a standoff between the Police and some protestors led to the firing of tear gas and rubber bullets.
Sources say about three protesters were also arrested.
Source: Ghana News