Mammoth crowd turn up for Adenta demo to protest against Akufo-Addo

Mammoth crowd turn up for Adenta demo to protest against Akufo-Addo

Residents of Madina and Adenta have embarked on a planned demonstration to protest the abandonment of some six footbridges which have invariable caused the lives of some road users on Monday, November 12.

YEN.com.gh has some photos from the demonstration which has been classified as a peaceful one so far following chaotic demonstrations on Wednesday, November 8 after a young lady was killed in an accident.

Residents who were seen wearing red and black clothes stormed the streets along the stretch of the Adenta-Madina highway to get authorities to fix the footbridges that had been abandoned for years.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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The peaceful demonstration which started at 5:00 am Monday morning, saw residents come out in their numbers to register their displeasure over the abandoned footbridges.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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Some 30 policemen are reported to be on site walking with the demonstrators so as to make their action free of any chaos.

The recent demonstration follows a riot which took place on the Adenta-Madina highway after a car knocked down and killed a young lady who was crossing the road.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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Angry residents, in registering their displeasure over the recent death, blocked the highway and burned tyres which caused a total gridlock.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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Police rushed to the scene to calm situations down but tempers had already flared and the law enforcers had to resort to rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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A woman, after the incident, claimed the police aimed at her car and shot at it causing her and her 14-year-old son to be hit by a bullet.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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The police however rubbished the claim and indicated that they used the right crowd control measures during the riot which occurred on November 8, 2018.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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In the aftermath of the chaotic demonstration President Akufo-Addo waded into the situation and commiserated with the bereaved family.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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The Ministry of Roads and Highways has also announced that work on the uncompleted pedestrian bridges will commence within a week.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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Temporarily, the Ministry in collaboration with the Interior Ministry has requested the Ghana Police Service to deploy officers of the Motor Traffic Unit to prevent further deaths.

First photos from second Adenta demo

Adenta Demo. Credit: YEN.com.gh
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However, in reacting to the situation, boss of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, called on Ghanaians to allow the laws to work and not take them into their own hands.

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