Police fire rubber bullets at protesting law students in Ghana

Police fire rubber bullets at protesting law students in Ghana

- At least nine persons have been arrested after violence broke out between some law students and the Ghana Police

- The students took to the streets in protest of how legal education is handled

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The police in Accra on Monday, October 7 fired rubber bullets and sprayed cold water at some law students protesting.

The police in the process also arrested some of the protesters.

According to the police the demonstrators embarked on an illegal protest. The police say the group did not have permit to embark on the demonstration.

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The students, numbering over 300 were part of candidates who failed the exams to the Ghana Law School.

They students say the protest is to demand reforms in legal education in the country and to dramatise their frustration with the education system following another mass failures in the law school entrance exams.

According reporters who were on the field with the students, the violence began following disagreement over the route of the demonstration.

Police fire rubber bullets at protesting law students in Ghana

Police fire rubber bullets at protesting law students in Ghana
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Police who were with the protesters said they were not informed the students will be heading towards the seat of government, The Jubilee House.

It was at this point that the police clashed with the demonstrators leading to the injury of a number of a number of people, including YEN.com.gh’s cameraman who was covering the event.

Police fire rubber bullets at protesting law students in Ghana

Police fire rubber bullets at protesting law students in Ghana
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Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service in a statement Monday evening revealed that all the arrested persons from the protest have been released. The police also cautioned the general public to abide by the laws of the land on demonstrations.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that former president John Dramani Mahama has paid his last respect to late security officer Chief Inspector Baba Kumalbio.

The NDC flag bearer described his former security guard as a solid professional who served his country diligently.

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