Alert Ghana: Demonstrators heckle reporter

Evans Mensah, a reporter of Joy FM, an independent radio station in Accra heckled by a group of demonstrators while covering a protest march in the city.

The journalist, who was whisked away by the police to prevent further beating, was still attacked even in the police vehicle by the demonstrators. Mensah, who had gone to cover a protest march against fuel price hike in the country, received a call from Akwasi Sarpong, a producer at the radio station, to comment on the demonstration.

While informing the producer that a good number of the prominent personalities had already left the rally grounds, some of the demonstrators who were within hearing distances screamed out to other demonstrators that Mensah was giving false reports. Mensah was immediately surrounded by some of the protestors who attacked him from all angles until the timely intervention of a fellow reporter who pulled him to the police. Confirming the report, Anas Aremeyaw Anas of the Crusading Guide newspaper, who rescued Mensah from the scene said one of the attackers used wires to whip the reporter.

Share this story!

Related Stories