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Video: Heavy Police and military presence as Awoshie residents protest after four-year-old is knocked down by car

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Video: Heavy Police and military presence as Awoshie residents protest after four-year-old is knocked down by car 1

Hundreds of Residents of Awoshie Mangoase on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, besieged a section of the Ablekuma Highway to demand the repair of traffic lights on the stretch.

Their protest was sparked by the death of a four-year-old boy who was run over and killed on Monday.

Some of the angry residents spoke to the media said they had suffered too many casualties on the road.

“We get knocked down by cars like chickens. Up to Ablekuma, all the traffic lights are not functioning. Last week, someone was knocked down. It happened again on Saturday,” one resident said.

“Our leaders are not thinking of the wellbeing of citizens. We vote because we want development. The police and soldiers are here. When they leave, we will still demonstrate and prevent any car from plying the road,” he added.

They say it is a holiday so they will spend the entire 24 hours there just to tell the government how serious they are about the situation.

Security personnel are however still on the ground, trying to maintain order amidst the chaos.

 

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