Some supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Sunday, December 20, 2020, staged what many describe as ‘hot’ demonstration in Kumasi.
This is part of a series of a mass movement by supporters of the NDC against the 2020 election results as declared by Jean Mensa on Wednesday, December 9 2020.
Clad in red and black attire with touches of party colours, these supporters burnt tires and carried placards demanding for the immediate recall of the election results and the declaration of former President Mahama as the winner of the December 7 polls.
What started as a peaceful outburst of discontent degenerated into a near scuffle between the police officers of the Manhyia Police Station when some members of the demonstrating crowd were allegedly arrested.
They pelted stones at the police and ended up destroying one of the vehicles parked in the compound. Police reinforcement was brought in and they succeeded in dispersing the crowd and calming tempers down.
The protesters moved to the Kumasi Jubillee Park where they burnt car tire- a situation which nearly resulted in a scuffle between them and a combined team of armed police and military officers.
A water cannon van from the police was used to douse the fire set up by the supporters. Police and military personnel later succeeded in dispersing the protesters on a rampage and also cleared the streets.
One person has also been injured and has been rushed to the Manhyia District hospital.