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The Police in Takoradi have dispersed hundreds of garage and fitting shop owners around the Kokompe business district with canons of teargas.

Many are said to have gotten injured in their haste to flee the onslaught of the police.

It is not clear what might have necessitated the throwing of the teargas but a journalist in Takoradi, Charllote Lomotey, who witnessed the incident said, the demonstrators were only chanting war songs to draw attention to their plight when the police came out of nowhere to disperse them with the teargas.

Read Earlier Report Below.

Hundreds of garage and fitting shop owners in Takoradi in the Western Region have blocked the road around the Kokompe business district in protest of the bad nature of the roads.

The garage owners say the nature of the road is affecting their business and that every attempt to finding a solution to their concerns have fallen on deaf ears.

They have therefore vowed to continue demonstrating until the authorities heed their requests.

A journalist on the scene, Charity Lomotey, told XYZ News the people are wielding placards to register their displeasure at the condition of the road.

The Member of Parliament for Takoradi, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah is expected to meet the aggrieved garage owners.
Source: Radioxyzonline

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