21 PHOTOS: Kampala’s “Walk To Freedom” Protests


buy geneva; font-size: small;”>Police said in a statement today that “Besigye moved all the way from Kasangati to Kampala city in defiant of the orders, attracting a large crowd composed of hooligans and this was disrupting business in the city.”

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Besigye was later taken to the Central police Station before being transferred to Kasangati where he is currently detained.

Kayihura had earlier advised Political leaders to reschedule their planned city tour until after the jubilee celebrations because of security concerns.

Earlier on Elias Lukwago and Mathias Mpuuga were released after being cautioned.

Police say they accepted their mistake that what they were doing is illegal.

Following the arrests, opposition supporters responded by pelting stones at security forces. Police and army personnel fired bullets in the air and also rolled teargas canisters to disperse the crowds.

Below is how events unfolded pictures:

Opposition supporters today joined ‘Walk to freedom protests’ in downtown Kampala

Police takes positions to quel violence in Kissekka market

Police deployed over 1,000 heavily armed anti-riot police personnel to maintain law and order

Shoopkeepers closed thier shops to avoid losing their property in the violence

Even the military personnel were deployed in the city

The entire downtown Kampala was totally chaotic

Business came to a standstill after it emerged that Besigye had been arrested

The military police swung into action to secure the city

Kampala dwellers look on in awe as police crush the city protests

Boda boda cyclists accompanied Erias Lukwago in a huge convoy

Some of the youth who welcomed Lukwago in downtown Kampala

Youth scampered for safety when police started rolling teargas canisters

Anti-riot police personnel march to Kissekka market

Police used batons and also fired live bullets in the air to restore order in the city

Police used batons and also fired live bullets in the air to restore order in the city

Youth pelted stones at police shortly before Lukwago’s arrest

Lukwago arrives in Kissekka amidst chants from his supporters

Lukwago was guarded by muscular men as he was driven in the city

The unruly youth waves red flags, a political sign of “mourning”

Police roll teargas canisters in downtown Kampala


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