The police in Ho yesterday fired rubber bullets to disperse a group of residents who were carrying out an unlawful demonstration to express their anger at the ‘threat’ by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. John Kudalor to shut down social media during the general elections if it becomes necessary.
The police who were in combat gear and also armed with fire extinguishers put out the blaze started in the middle of the road by the demonstrators during the violent disturbances in which they pelted the police with stones and water sachets.
At least 20 of the demonstrators were arrested in the mock crowd control exercise staged at the Jubilee Park to demonstrate the readiness of the police to deal with any form of lawlessness during the forthcoming elections.
The IGP who is currently on a duty tour of Ho commended the police personnel for their smart turn out and their preparedness to deal with lawless characters during the elections.
Later, the police marched through the streets of Ho in a show of force led by the IGP.