The Agona Swedru Police Command has arrested about 23 people who protested against the poor state of their roads on Monday.

Angry demonstrators chanted “no roads, no votes”, as they blocked the Agona Swedru township roads and burnt tyres.

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Drivers, who use that route, claimed they have to spend their meagre earnings on buying car parts for their vehicles as a result of the terrible state of the roads.

The situation, they added, is affecting their daily sales and making it difficult to support their families.

They, therefore, decided to block the road to draw the attention of leaders in the Municipality to their plight.

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However, the peaceful demonstration rather turned violent after police were called to the scene to ensure law and order.

Adom News reporter, Nana Amoaning said the angry residents clashed with police when they attempted to remove the blockage on the road.

In the process of the mêlée, he said the police arrested 23 of the rioters who were allegedly pelting the police with stones.

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 Nana Amoaning said those arrested are currently in police custody at Agona Swedru pending investigations.

He said residents have stormed the police station to demand the immediate release of their colleagues.

Source: Ghana||Adwoa Gyasiwaa Agyeman