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17 Oct 2018 | 06:20 PM UTC

Ghana: Violent protest in New Abirem (Eastern region) October 16

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Farmers clash with security forces over alleged land seizures by mining company in New Abirem (Eastern region) October 16; heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions expected near further potential protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/19/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Accra). COUNTRY/REGION New Abirem (Eastern region)


Farmers in New Abirem (Eastern region) clashed with security forces during a protest against a mining company on Tuesday, October 16. Up to five people sustained injuries after police fired teargas into the crowd of demonstrators, who claim the mining company has seized farmland without distributing royalties to landowners. Organizers reportedly stated the farmers will continue to protest until the company addresses their grievances. A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected near possible related demonstrations.


Individuals in New Abirem are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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