Police clash with protesting UEW students

Police clash with protesting UEW students

Student protests at the University of Education, Winneba has turned chaotic as police are firing warning shots and teargas, YEN.com.gh has learnt.

The students are demonstrating to demand the reinstatement of some dismissed lecturers.

According to 3news.com at least 10 people have suffered injuries and have been sent to the hospital for treatment.

Police clash with protesting UEW students
Police clash with protesting UEW students. Source: 3news.com
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The police say students have vandalized properties and are throwing stones in response to what they have described as police highhandedness in the peaceful protest.

A student witness gave account as follows; “There is teargas everywhere and everyone is running helter-skelter.”

The student further noted that eight warning shots were initially fired by the Winneba Police at the Faculty of Educational Studies, close to the university canteen as the protesters moved there to rally their colleagues to join their #BringBackOurLecturers campaign which has garnered steam since Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

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The chaos has thus led to an indefinite shut down of the school.

The closure of the University of Education Winneba was announced by Central Regional Security Council on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

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