Protests over economic woes enter second day in Ghana

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Demonstrators in Ghana’s capital have gathered for a second day of protests against spiralling inflation and other economic woes after the first day ended in clashes with police and 29 arrests.
Wednesday’s protests kicked off at about noon GMT amid a heavy police presence.
Hundreds had taken to the streets on Tuesday to denounce price hikes, a tax on electronic payments and other levies amid an economic downturn.
Police dispersed the authorised march with tear gas and water cannon after demonstrators turned violent and wounded a dozen officers, according to a statement.
They arrested 29 demonstrators for “attacks and damage to public property” and were reviewing footage of the event to identify more participants.

Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from the capital Accra.

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