Ghana: 2 dead and 4 injured in clashes between protesters and police

Two protesters were killed, and four others were injured in clashes with security forces in the Ashanti region of southern Ghana, police and a hospital source said on Wednesday.

“Two people died during the clashes,” said police spokesman Godwin Ahianyo, assuring that calm had returned to the locality.

“One of the two men had already died when he arrived at the hospital. We tried to resuscitate the other but he succumbed to his injuries,” said Manyee Mensah, medical director of the Ejura government hospital, adding that “currently we have four injured, one of them in critical condition”.

Residents of the town of Ejura gathered on Tuesday to demonstrate against the murder of a young civil society activist, a member of the #FixTheCountry political and social protest movement.

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