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04 Aug 2020 | 03:07 PM UTC

Ghana: Clashes and travel disruption reported in Awoshie (Greater Accra) on August 4

Ghana News Alert

Clashes and transportation disruptions reported following protests in Awoshie (Greater Accra) on August 4; avoid all demonstrations

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/4/2020, 12:00 AM until 8/4/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Accra). COUNTRY/REGION Greater Accra region, Awoshie

Event

Clashes between protesters and security forces have been reported in the western Awoshie area of Greater Accra on Tuesday, August 4. The demonstration is being held to protest against faulty traffic lights in the area that have reportedly contributed to multiple fatal road traffic collisions in recent months. Security forces have reportedly used live ammunition and water cannon in an attempt to disperse the protesters blocking the Anyaa - Awoshie road. A heightened security presence remains in the area.

Advice

Those in Greater Accra are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all large public gatherings as a precaution, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and adjust travel plans where necessary.

 

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