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Kyagulanyi protests: Police arrest youth wearing dreadlocks, red attire

Police arrested several youths from the city centre

Police arrested several youths from the city centre

More than 60 people have been arrested in Kampala city centre in an operation against planned protests called out by National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. 

An officer-in-charge of one of the city police posts says that by 1 pm they had arrested over 63 people but the operation was still ongoing. Most of the people who have been arrested are those wearing dreadlocks, long hair and dressed in the red colours associated with the NUP party.

The officer revealed that police had received intelligence that NUP members had been mobilized to stage impromptu riots to dispute the January 14 presidential elections.

"We have received information that hundreds of NUP supporters had staged in strategic places in the city to cause havoc. We got some of their pictures and names of these people. We've picked some of these and we're looking for others," the officer said.

Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson said they're still compiling figures of the actual number of people arrested. 

"We've deployed police, LDU and military to provide security and prevent unlawful protests. Some people had placards and we've arrested them for inciting violence," Onyango said. 

Kyagulanyi yesterday said he won the elections with 54.9 per cent and rallied people to rise peacefully and secure their victory that he said was robbed by the Electoral Commission. Museveni was declared the winner by Electoral Commission with 58 per cent while Kyagulanyi scored 35 per cent.

John Kintu one of the people found detained at the Central Police Station (CPS) said he was not even aware of the planned protests but was shocked to be arrested by police. There's also information that 40 others were picked from their homes in the night.

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+2 #1 Wainanchi 2021-03-10 19:50
I said it all about Doggily Doggy and his master's.blasters.

He wants be put in jail and act as victim.

Born crook and liar I would kick him.in one place and give him porso and kassava to get fit.Trash his ass UPDF and Police.

Forward Museveni!!
Museveni oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerr,!!!!
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0 #2 kabayekka 2021-03-10 20:34
One reckons the cost of arresting the opposition and stopping them from putting forward their point of view is going to escalate.

How much is the taxpayer going to pay for such an unnecessary cost.

This security cost together with the cost of an attack of COVID19 are raising the cost of living in this country. It seems that there are no measures being put forward to arrest this type of economic situation.
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-1 #3 Kasede 2021-03-10 22:48
Quoting Wainanchi:
I said it all about Doggily Doggy and his master's.blasters.

He wants be put in jail and act as victim.

Born crook and liar I would kick him.in one place and give him porso and kassava to get fit.Trash his ass UPDF and Police.

Forward Museveni!!
Museveni oyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerr,!!!!


Please tone that down that rhetoric a bit. M7 has just declared a civil war, and surely we expect a TAT response for his TIT declaration, ethnic cowardice in the vital geographic region allowing.

It is at the moment just a one way traffic but if you guys try harder, a two-way opposing traffic could rapidly develop on a single lane. We are watching & expecting a deathly traffic jam.
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0 #4 Wainanchi 2021-03-10 23:58
@Kabakkayekka-- Maan why are you so.loud and care about taxpayers money?

Uganda is not America and Ugandans are not so rich and.do not pay taxes.likebAmericans do,but your strategy and drawing attention is not aimed at Ugandan readers but it is hidden message and cry to draw attention and anger of powerfull United States which are very sensitive where the money is going.

I think you are mistaken, Uganda is not America .It could have been if your loving America and Europe pumped money ,their money in Uganda Since they didnot ,why should they bother about far away Uganda?

Think logically and do not take our previous time to respond to your empty accusations.

Help your and our Uganda and do not do disservice and tip off Uganda to big brothers who you think will hear your cries
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+1 #5 Rick Ntambi 2021-03-11 18:34
Fellow Ugandans, let's us not victimize each other or cheer on illegal arrests and police brutality simply because its not your turn. If the situation escalates, those Chinese and I

ndians selling cheap goods will run, the elite will run into exile and ordinary Ugandans, regardless of ethnicity will suffer. Gridlocks are not a political symbol!

In 1984, my uncle was arrested and tortured because he was observed "buying 4 pairs of shorts" at the katale (monthly village market).

Then 1985, my 16-year old cousin (Sr.2 student) was arrested at a road block by Obote2 soldiers because he looked like a Munyarwnda!!

He was tortured at Mubende barracks for 2 weeks, and a week after his release, he died due to internal bleeding. He was a Muganda accused of supporting M7, a kid going home for school holidays!

As for Kasede, please stop the "tribal" stereotypes, over 400,000 Baganda died in Luwero during the M7 war. Cowards would have betrayed him.
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+1 #6 Kasede 2021-03-12 00:39
Quoting Wainanchi:
@Kabakkayekka-- Maan why are you so.loud and care about taxpayers money?.... I think you are mistaken, Uganda is not America .It could have been if your loving America and Europe pumped money ,their money in Uganda Since they didnot ,why should they bother about far away Uganda?

Think logically and do not take our previous time to respond to your empty accusations.

Help your and our Uganda and do not do disservice and tip off Uganda to big brothers who you think will hear your cries


You to should take your own advice. [My personal observation].

Otherwise, are we seeing a monkey criticizing the behind of a fellow monkey? {As African say goes}.
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