Besigye Arrested


price sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 200%;”>Crowds cheered on with some of Besigye’s supporters hurling stones at Police personnel as they struggled to dislodge the firebrand politician’s vehicle.

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salve sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 200%;”>It remains unclear which charges Besigye face. However, cheapest security remains tight around Kampala city.

1:35pm: Tension is mounting in Kampala after Dr Kizza Besigye made a surprise visit to the explosive downtown area only for his car to be surrounded by Police.

At the scene, Chimp Corp Michael Nteza says hundreds of Besigye’s supporters are providing a human shield to Besigye’s Land Cruiser registration number UAK 773F.

“Besigye has locked himself in the car. Police are preparing to tow it away,” said Nteza.

Majority of the shops especially along Kiwanuka Street and Mini Price have been shut to avoid destruction of property in the volatile area.

Security forces yesterday battled embattled Mayor, Erias Lukwago’s fans in street battles for the better part of the day.

Opposition leaders say they are protesting against plans to impeach the Mayor who was found liable for misconduct, abuse of office and incompetence by the government-instituted KCCA Tribunal.

Police say opposition rallies are illegal as they do not meet the requirements of Public Order Management Act.

More updates and photos to be posted as events unfold


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