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Source: Radio XYZ
Several people are reported injured after the youth of Amansie near Asante Bekwai in the Ashanti region clashed with some Chinese galamsey miners on Thursday morning.
It is reported that the Chinese miners fired gun shots to disperse the youth after they attempted to stop the Chinese miners from operating in the area.
Many residents fled the area for fear of being attacked by the Chinese.
Narrating the incident to XYZ News, Police Commander for Amansie West, Chief Superintendent S.K. Kwakye said the situation has brought under control.
He said “we have retrieved one pump action and two single barrels from the Chinese.”
The residents have however vowed to fight for their lands until the Chinese are driven away from the area.
Chief Supt. Kwakye said they have agreed to ensure that the Chinese are removed from the area as soon as possible to maintain peace.