Residents of Akotokyire near the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in the Central Region are up in arms against the university authorities for the seizure of their cemetery.
They massed up in their community center, demanding the immediate release of the cemetery which they say the university is using for the extension of its Medical School.
The police upon a tip off moved in quick to hold a crunch meeting with community leaders to ensure peace prevails.
Residents say, attempts for the past three months to reclaim their cemetery from the university authorities have proved futile, rather they (authorities) request a proposal.
Failure to reclaim their cemetery will be a problem for the community given that four people are set to be buried coming Saturday, hence the latest protest to get back the land ahead of the burial and funeral for their beloved ones.
They claim since the seizure of the cemetery by the university, they have been compelled to bury their natives in neighbouring communities, something the leaders say should stop.
Nana Yeboah,told one of the media that although he gave the university a portion of land when management approached him, the cemetery was not part of the area allocated to the school yet management encroached on it.
Although he said they have performed some rituals and invoked curses on the land to deter the university authorities from accessing the place, they appear adamant.
The residents, mainly youth, believe the only way to get back their cemetery was through the protest.