Traders at Kantamanto in Accra clashed with police and officials of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) over plans to demolish the market.
The AMA has given the traders one-week ultimatum to vacate their stalls.
However, the traders say a demolition of their stalls and sheds would deprive them of their sources of income and livelihood.
AMA officials will not confirm if claims that the market space has been sold to private developers, but only said they are just carrying out a court order.
Traders at the bustling market say although it will not be fair to evict them, the one week ultimatum is rather short.