15 April 2011

Uganda: Rukungiri Protests Shooting of Besigye, Police Intervention Paralyzes Town

FDC supporters in Rukungiri district in Western Uganda are battling with police who are attempting to block their peaceful protest march against the shooting of FDC party president Dr Kizza Besigye during a walk to work campaign in Kampala on Thursday.

Dr Besigye is born from Rukungiri district. One of his fingers was shattered by a rubber bullet as he had running battles with security forces which stopped him from walking to Najjanankumbi.

Daily Monitor correspondent in Rukungiri Frankfurt Kuheisa says protests led by Rukungiri Municipality MP -elect Rolland Kaginda and Mayor Charles Bakuru started at 11 am today.

Police is firing rubber bullets and opening tear gas on the protesters. All shops have closed. No arrests so far.

Details to follow soon.

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