They were stopped by a blockade of dozens of police officers, on whom they threw projectiles. The police responded by using tear gas to disperse the crowd, Africanewsguru journalists observed.
“What a shame, we were there to protect you and ensure your safety, but you throw stones at us,” the police wrote on Twitter, saying 12 officers were injured.
It later confirmed the arrest of 29 protesters and said that “the organisers of the protest will be arrested and brought before a court of law for attacking and damaging public property”.
For several months, many Ghanaians have been protesting against the increasing price of food and fuel, putting pressure on President Nana Akufo-Addo.
The coronavirus pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have pushed inflation to more than 27% this month, the highest level in nearly two decades in the West African country.
“We are suffering,” Baba Musah, a mobile phone repairman who joined the protest, told Africanewsguru.com.
“We can’t afford three meals a day. The prices of transport and food are too high,” he lamented.
Many opposition figures were present at the demonstration organised by the lobby group Arise Ghana.