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PHOTOS: Ingrid Arrested Over Water Tax Protest

medicine http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-includes/author-template.php geneva; font-size: small;”>Ingrid, view who is the opposition Forum Democratic Change’s (FDC) Women League leader, and was arrested at 12:53pm on Tuesday over what Kampala DPC James Ruhweza described as “holding an unlawful assembly.”

She was picked with six other women activists who are currently detained at Kampala Central Police Station.

Ingrid had earlier said her group intended to deliver a letter to the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Nandala Mafabi over the rise in the cost of water as a result of new taxes in the 2013/14 financial year.

This woman almost fainted after being arrested

At the scene, Chimp Corp, Nixon Segawa, reports that heavily-armed anti-riot police have cordoned off City House where the women hadgathered.

FDC’s Kampala city office is based at City House where the women activists were holed up.

The latest development signals the return of women protests which had dominated newspaper covers in 2011.

FDC Councillor Catherine Ddembe battling a Police woman during her arrest

Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka recently proposed to apply VAT on the supply of water to generate revenues Shs.8 billion in taxes, a move rejected by opposition activists as “exploitative.”

“This should not affect the prices paid by the majority of low-income consumers, as the price of a jerrycan from National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) will amount to about Shs.40 at communal taps,” said Kiwanuka.

An FDC Woman exchaning fists with policewomen

FDC Women arriving at CPS

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