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09 Jan 2019 | 02:22 PM UTC

Ghana: Protests reported in Kumasi January 8

Ghana News Alert

Protests reported in Kumasi (Ashanti region) January 8; additional protests possible in the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Accra). COUNTRY/REGION Kumasi

Event

Customers of a gold dealership company staged a demonstration in Kumasi (Ashanti region) on Tuesday, January 8, to demand the withdrawal of their deposits. Demonstrators blocked access to the Adum and Amakom areas of the town and reportedly set fire to tires. Security forces dispersed the demonstration and arrested at least three people. Further protests are possible in Kumasi the near term. 

Context

Authorities banned the company from was trading gold due to regulatory infractions.

Advice

Individuals in Kumasi are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, and adhere to advice issued by the local authorities.

 

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