[ 2012-07-03 ]
UPDATE: Takoradi Kokompe demo turns bloody amidst teargas
The Police in Takoradi have dispersed hundreds of
garage and fitting shop owners around the Kokompe
business district with canons of teargas.
Many are said to have gotten injured in their
haste to flee the onslaught of the police.
It is not clear what might have necessitated the
throwing of the teargas but a journalist in
Takoradi, Charllote Lomotey, who witnessed the
incident said, the demonstrators were only
chanting war songs to draw attention to their
plight when the police came out of nowhere to
disperse them with the teargas.
Read Earlier Report Below.
Hundreds of garage and fitting shop owners in
Takoradi in the Western Region have blocked the
road around the Kokompe business district in
protest of the bad nature of the roads.
The garage owners say the nature of the road is
affecting their business and that every attempt to
finding a solution to their concerns have fallen
on deaf ears.
They have therefore vowed to continue
demonstrating until the authorities heed their
A journalist on the scene, Charity Lomotey, told
XYZ News the people are wielding placards to
register their displeasure at the condition of the
The Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Kwabena
Okyere Darko-Mensah is expected to meet the
aggrieved garage owners.
Source - RadioXYZonline.
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