As reported earlier this morning, the rioting youth who are angry over the bad nature of roads in the Ashaiman area, took over tollbooths on the motorway and looted money and other properties.
They also blocked major roads in the area and are said to have demanded money from motorists who were caught up in traffic due to the road block.
According to our correspondent, the security forces in an effort to disperse the demonstrating youth and to prevent them from causing more damage, fired tear gas canisters into their midst.? The youth also fought back by throwing stones and other objects at the security agencies, and we are informed that one police officer has been severely injured.
Police have arrested five persons in connection with the demonstrations which have subsided.