The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said there are deliberate attempts by some individuals to destabilise the country.
According to him, some persons have been striving to use demonstrations to perpetrate violence and throw the nation into a disarray.
“We don’t need to mince words about it. There is a trajectory – first, there was a group that wanted to demonstrate with weapons.
“Then, there was this group that said they wanted to demonstrate at night or to demonstrate from the evening throughout the night till the next morning. The Police raised obvious security questions that it will be difficult,” he said.
He was speaking in relation to the Arise Ghana demonstration, which was marred by chaotic scenes and attacks on Police officers and public properties.
“This [Arise Ghana demo] is even daytime, broad daylight at Obra Spot here in Accra – we have people attacking Police officers in this manner. Can you imagine what would have happened at night if indeed some of these things were allowed to continue throughout the night?” he asked in an interview on Metro TV.