Saturday, 20 April

C/R: 3 Police officers injured in Effutu demonstration

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The incident occurred when police officers attempted to prevent the demonstrators from entering the Effutu Municipality, resulting in the officers being stoned by the angry crowd

Some residents of Winneba allegedly pelted police officers with stones during Tuesday's demonstration against lithium mining in the Effutu Ramsar site, leaving three personnel injured. 

The injured officers were rushed to the Winneba Trauma and Specialist Hospital for medical attention.

Ten demonstrators have been arrested in connection with the incident. 

The demonstration, led by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate, James Kofi Annan, aimed at kicking against lithium-mining plans for the sacred Effutu Forest Reserve. 

“We won’t allow it to happen. This is not about politics. It’s about the people, the youth who will not allow this to happen,” Mr Annan told journalists.

The incident occurred when police officers attempted to prevent the demonstrators from entering the Effutu Municipality, resulting in the officers being stoned by the angry crowd. 

Four civilians were also reported to have sustained injuries during the clashes.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku