Arrests of Lawmakers Spark Deadly Riots in Uganda

Ugandan police say one person was killed in riots over the arrests of opposition lawmakers. Five other protesters were injured when police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse people at a barricade on a road in Mityana, about 60km from Kampala. The protests are against the arrests and alleged torture of several popular opposition politicians including local pop star Robert Kyagulanyi - better known by his stage name Bobi Wine.

  • Uganda:   Riots Over Alleged Torture of Lawmakers

    Deutsche Welle, 19 August 2018

    One person died and five others were injured when police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration. The protesters were angry at the alleged torture of detained… Read more »

Residents are demanding that the army and police free Robert Kyagulanyi, who they refer to as their liberator from 30 years of suffering.

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