Police clash with KTI students; over 20 hospitalised, 48 arrested

Police clash with KTI students; over 20 hospitalised, 48 arrested

Clashes between students of Kumasi Technical Institute and police personnel have left over 20 students hospitalized, with 48 arrested.

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The incident occurred when the students were returning from an inter-school competition at the Baba Yara Stadium, and had blocked a main road during their jubilant march causing heavy traffic.

Police clash with KTI students; 14 hospitalised, 48 arrested

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The police were called to intervene and maintain order, however, the students ignored their instructions and reportedly began to throw stones at the officers.

The situation escalated further with students also burning tyres in the middle of the road.

The police personnel reportedly responded in anger by firing teargas in an attempt to disperse the crowd, and also stormed the student dormitories, assaulting some students.

Police clash with KTI students; 14 hospitalised, 48 arrested

Speaking to Starr News, one injured student said, "We were in our dormitories when the Police started beating us as though we were armed robbers, some of us had to run for our dear lives, I had to jump from a storey building because the brutalities were so much and I became unconscious afterwards."

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According to some school authorities, the police personnel had chased some students even after they had fled the scene to their dormitories, to arrest them.

Speaking to Starr FM, the principal of the school Joseph Abeiku Apre said, "What happened was a disgrace, it should not be so in this civilized world that we live in. If students had done something bad or unlawful, that is not how you handle them to the extent that you follow them to their dormitories to assault them."

The police have not yet commented on the incident.

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Police clash with KTI students; 14 hospitalised, 48 arrested

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