4 October 2012

Uganda: Besigye Arrested Again

FDC leader, Kizza Besigye has this afternoon (Oct. 4) been arrested from downtown in Kampala city as he tried to "walk to freedom", a new campaign launched by opposition leaders as the country prepares to celebrate its 50th independence.

Police had deployed heavily at Besigye's home in Kasangati, a Kampala suburb but were [police] surprised to hear the news that the "powerful" opposition leader had reached the city centre.

Besigye was escorted by police from the down town of the city up to the central police station and later was taken to Entebbe police station for interrogation.

Meanwhile police fired bullets and teargas to disperse Besigye's supporters.

Police says it will not accept any public rally organized by any group across the country because they would interrupt the independence cerebrations.

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