The Ghana Police Service have arrested some 29 persons in connection with Tuesday’s demonstration by Arise Ghana.

The protest which turned chaotic saw police and protestors exchanging stones and teargas during a standoff in the afternoon.

Arise Ghana protest: 29 demonstrators arrested, organisers to be picked up

The protestors who were demonstrating against the worsening economic hardship in the country were accused by the police of trying to used unapproved routes.

Arise Ghana protest: 29 demonstrators arrested, organisers to be picked up

However, the group insisted that the state-security agency was being used as a means to foil their attempt to voice their concerns against the Akufo-Addo-led administration.

The police were also seen arresting people while the unrest ensued.

In a subsequent statement confirming the arrests, the Service explained that the 29 people who are currently in custody were involved in orchestrating attacks against officers and some school children.

Arise Ghana protest: 29 demonstrators arrested, organisers to be picked up

“Available video footages of the event are being reviewed and all other persons identified for taking part in the attacks as well as inciting the violence will be arrested and brought to face justice,” the statement added.

Arise Ghana protest: 29 demonstrators arrested, organisers to be picked up

According to the statement, “the organisers of the demonstration will be arrested and put before court for the attacks and damage to public property, in line with the provisions of Section 3 of the Public Order Act, (Act 491).

Arise Ghana protest: 29 demonstrators arrested, organisers to be picked up

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister for Information, Fatimatu Abubakr, says it appears the conveners of the Arise Ghana demonstration are shirking their responsibilities when it comes to the role they played in the violence.