These hampered movements and virtually shut down business activities in affected areas of the town.
The Abakpa market was shut down for most parts of the day just as timber market all in Abakpa area.
The situation caused fear in the area as residents and business owners scampered for safety.
At Emene, shop owners ran helter skelter in fear and closed shops in anticipation of the protesters who had also set up burnfire at some locations.
Business owners and banks around Ogui Road and Okpara Avenue among others closed for fear of being attacked.