LIVE: Besigye Calls For More Protests, MP Nabilah Arrested


cheap geneva; font-size: small;”>Nabilah was picked from the Constitutional Square where security is water-tight.

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this web geneva; font-size: small;”>Chimp Corps say she did not try to resist arrest.

As we write this she is being grilled by detectives over her motives.

12:28 PM Police have today morning cordoned off the residence of FDC boss Col Kizza Besigye in Kasangati, Wakiso.

This has been perceived as a move to block Besigye from participating in the continuing “Walk to Freedom” protests that have since rocked Kampala.

Speaking to the media at his home, Besigye said no amount of pressure by police and other security organs will block the campaign.

“Walk to Freedom has just began. We shall not stop until our voices are heard,” said Besigye.

The FDC ironman stated they have embarked on a campaign to pressure government to address the high levels of poverty, unemployment and poor living conditions of Ugandans.

He also cautioned police against harassing members of opposition.

“Using force to crush dissent must stop. We shall not move backwards. Whether it takes us years, we shall not relent until we get our rights,” said the retired UPDF Colonel.

The situation is calm but security remains tight at the Constitutional Square.

8:30 AM Political protests resume Tuesday in Kampala, despite the brief arrest of opposition leaders yesterday.

Chimpreports Investigations Desk has established that more opposition activists, including legislators, are expected to fully participate in today’s activities.

FDC Women League boss Ingrid Turinawe told us last night that unlike the Monday protests which saw the participation of a few political leaders, more activists will today storm the city in what have been dubbed “Walk To Freedom” rallies.

Ingrid appealed to the media to be “on standby” to follow today’s events closely.

Meanwhile, sources say opposition leaders are expected to emerge from different directions where they will lead supporters with the view to converge in Kampala.

“Our aim is to seize the Constitutional Square. We shall mobilize as many youth as possible to storm Kampala streets. We shall not stop these protests until government falls,” said a source in opposition.

He further said opposition took a position last weekend not to give up on the political activism despite police threats.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Andrew Kaweesi yesterday exhibited readiness to crush any opposition activity in Kampala, ordering that all planned rallies must be rescheduled till the end of Uganda’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.

Kaweesi said Besigye and his colleagues intend to overthrow government.


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