Two police personnel have undergone emergency surgery following the injuries they sustained on their heads from the attacks on them during the Arise Ghana demonstration Tuesday.
The officers are among some 15 others who sustained various degrees of injuries from the first day of the demonstration.
A statement released by the police indicated that the Minister for the Interior, Ambrose Dery and the Inspector General of Police, Dr. Akuffo Dampare have visited the injured officers at the Police Hospital in Accra.
“The number of officers who were injured during the first day of the Arise Ghana demonstration, increased from 12 to15. All the officers are being treated at the Police Hospital with two undergoing emergency surgery.
“We are grateful to our sector Minister, Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, for leading a team to visit the officers at the hospital,” the statement added.
The Ghana Police Service has arrested 29 people who allegedly took part in the attack on Police officers during the demonstration on Tuesday June 28, 2022.
A police statement further noted the organizers of the demonstration will be arrested and held responsible for the attacks on the Police.
Clashes erupted during the Krom Ay3 Hye demonstration in Accra as protestors pelted stones at Police prompting the firing of tear gas.
In an earlier statement, the Police stated that 12 of its officers sustained injuries after protestors pelted stones at them.
The Police Administration has also disclosed that alleged offenders arrested during the Arise Ghana demonstration will be prosecuted.
The first day, Tuesday June 28 2022 of the two-day demonstration by the Arise Ghana group was marred by violent clashes between the Police and the demonstrators.
In commending the demonstrators and security personnel deployed, the Police also maintained that those arrested in connection with disturbances during day one of the demonstration will be made to face justice.
“We are grateful to the general public for their cooperation and understanding in spite of the inconvenience the demonstration undoubtedly caused them.
“Whilst we continue to register our disappointment at the riotous conduct of the demonstrators on the first day, we commend them for their comportment today which, we hope would provide lessons for the future occasions to help deepen our democratic practices as country,” the police disclosed in a statement signed by Director of Public Affairs, Chief Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi.
She reiterated the police commitment to the rule of law in this country and bring all those who breached the law during the demonstration, to face justice.”
By Vincent Kubi