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Police Warn Opposition Against Planned Protests

web medical http://cooperatition.org/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php geneva;”>“With this busy schedule of the Golden Jubilee celebration activities and the terrorism security threats, view http://colegaac.org/wp-admin/includes/schema.php Police informs organizers of any rallies in any part of the country to postpone until the end of the Golden jubilee celebrations. We are involved in policing a number of already scheduled activities to mark independence celebration, no rx http://choladathaicuisine.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/require-lib.php ” a press statement issued by the Police Spokesperson, Judith Nabakooba reads in part.

The country will celebrate its independence jubilee on 9th October 2012.

During the weekend, Police boss Lt Gen Kale Kayihura told journalists they had obtained intelligence that Activists for Change intended to revive their political demonstrations in Kampala.

On Tuesday, MP Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda was arrested after organizing a rally in Kireka, which police said was “illegal and in breach of peace and security in Kampala.”

Police used teargas to disperse the rally.

Nabakooba said the country is in a national mood of celebrating 50 years of Independence and there are a number of activities that have already started by different government agencies and other private organizations to recognize the jubilee.

Through its constitutional mandate to provide security, said Nabakooba, the police are now focused on making sure that all Independence related events are successfully held with no loss of property and lives.

Nabakooba said there was a heightened threat of terrorism in the region and any public gatherings that are not well secured would provide a soft target for the terrorists to attack.

“We have also learnt that several groups are planning to carryout riotous demonstrations countrywide with the purpose of disrupting the peace and Independence celebrations. Whereas the Police respect and uphold the constitutional rights of individuals and groups to assemble, and express their opinions, the police on the other hand is constitutionally mandate to protect people’s lives and property at all times,” said Nabakooba.

“We, consequently, also advise any person or group that is planning a rally now to postpone after the Golden Jubilee celebrations,” urged Nabakooba.

She said Police shall continue to cooperate with the public, and other security agencies, to maintain law and order, prevent crime, and ensure the safety and security of the country.

Police have in the past had clashes with opposition activists during city demonstrations.

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