The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service on Tuesday said it had foiled a plan to destabilize the country and arrested 72 people as protesters blocked roads as well as fired gunshots demanding that the officers involved in the deaths of three men last weekend be brought to justice.
The police confirmed that a woman who was shot during Tuesday's protest later died.
National Security Minister Stuart Young earlier described as carefully orchestrated the protests that started in the eastern part of Port-of-Spain.
He demanded that criminal elements, who are using the opportunity to stir up the protest, end their actions.
Mr. Young also confirmed that the security forces detained Fuad Abu Bakr, the son of Muslim leader Yasin Abu Bakr, who in 1990 staged an unsuccessful coup in Trinidad.
The elder Bakr, speaking at a news conference, demanded the immediate release of his son, and called for the authorities to indicate what crime he had committed.