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A4C To Re-Launch Massive Walk-To-Work Protests

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Leaders of opposition are expected to alert press today on a new plan of civil action against the government of President Yoweri Museveni.

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In a telephone interview, Inter Party Cooperation (IPC) Coordinator Kalinge Nyango confirmed that the nation would today get a brief on their plans of civil disobedience.

“Yes, we shall re-launch our activities but we shall first attend a court session where Moses Kasibante is accused on unlawful assembly during the walk-to-work campaign. There was a time when Kasibante was picked from Kasubi on a case related to activism,” said Kalinge.

Sources in FDC say Col. Kizza Besigye last week accomplished his tour of North America and Europe where he raised funds for a new revolution aimed at sweeping Museveni from power.

The walk-to-work protests were launched shortly after the 2011 elections with the view of bringing Museveni’s government to its knees.

Opposition activists accused the Kampala government of widespread corruption, sectarianism, massive youth unemployment, high cost of living and low wages for civil servants.

Police and security organs quickly swung into action, crushing protestors with teargas, batons and sometimes live bullets were fired in the air to disperse rowdy crowds.

Addressing students at Makerere in December last year, Besigye said 2012 is not only a year of liberation but bloodshed.

The riots, on several occasions, brought business to a standstill and traffic to a halt as opposition activists engaged security personnel in running battles.

Some of the deadliest riots occurred in Kasangati , Kireka, Kasubi and Namuwongo, leaving dozens injured.

Besigye, Uganda’s opposition leader, has insisted he would not rest until Kampala falls. He blames Museveni for rigging the 2011 elections to entrench what he termed as a “dictatorship.”

On the other hand, Museveni has accused Besigye-led protests of causing instability thus low economic growth.

In his state of the nation address last month, Museveni vowed to crush Besigye – who is hell-bent on overthrowing his government through insurrection.

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