Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said the Police should be commended for the high level of professionalism they exhibited during the demonstration by members of the Arise Ghana pressure group on Tuesday June 28.
He noted that even when they were attacked by the demonstrators, the officers remained calm and carried out their assignment.
“First, we should commend the Policemen and women for their professionalism. The IGP was very clear that [the demonstrators] are supposed to be your brothers and sisters, treat them with decorum, assist them to exercise their constitutional right under Article 21(1)(d) which gives you the right to join an assembly to protest as you please.
“Even when they were attacked by these persons, though they had superior force that they could use even in their own defence , in compliance with the instruction of their superior they still kept their calm and did their best to control the situation.
“There is an obvious attempt to create instability in our country at this time, 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 throughout the night till the following morning. The Police raised obvious security questions against that.