The number of officers who were injured during the first day of the Arise Ghana demonstration, increased from twelve (12) to fifteen (15), the Police have announced in a statement on Thursday June 30.
All the officers are being treated at the Police Hospital with two under going emergency surgery, the Police added.
“We are grateful to our sector Minister, Hon. Ambrose Dery, Minister for the Interior, for leading a team to visit the officers at the hospital.
“The Police Administration wishes to express its appreciation to members of the public for their show of love and support for the affected officers,” a statement said.
Meanwhile, the Police have granted bail to 29 persons who were picked up during the two-day Arise Ghana demonstration which ended on Wednesday June 29.
They were granted bail on Thursday June 30, a private legal practitioner Mr Abraham Amaliba told TV3’s Emmanuel Samani on the mid day news .
“They were held at four different police stations across the city,” he said.
The 29 persons were kept in police custody after being arrested for breaching the law on Day 1.
The first day of the exercise was marred by chaotic scenes with the pelting of stones and firing of tear gas and spraying of hot water against protesters.
Day 2, whose starting point was moved to the El Wak Sports Stadium as a result of events of Day 1, was held peacefully as petitions were presented to the Ministry of Finance and Parliament.
In a press release on Wednesday, June 29, the Service commended the peaceful outcome of Day 2.
“We are grateful to the general public for their cooperation and understanding in spite of the inconvenience the demonstration undoubtedly caused them,” the release signed by Director of Public Affairs Grace Ansah-Akrofi said.
“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 future occasions to help deepen our democratic practices as a country.”
Commending personnel deployed onto the grounds, the Service also took the opportunity to wish all injured officers a speedy recovery.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana