Police in Mbarara has in detention supporters of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) who were arrested in an “illegal procession” this morning.
The Mbarara District Police Commander Jaffar Magyezi says they were alerted yesterday evening about the procession and they deployed accordingly.
“This morning we managed to arrest 4 people from the group of about 10 demonstrators, buy information pills http://currencyaffairs.org/wp-content/plugins/ml-slider/inc/slider/metaslider.responsive.class.php ” the DPC told Chimpreports.
The arrested are Benson Muntu Bakinyeza from Sheema district, prostate Ongom Ahimbisibwe from Rwampara, and Yassin Matsiko
Magyezi said the arrested were all FDC candidates in the recent concluded elections and were holding placards trying to incite violence.
The DPC said the group is being interrogated at Mbarara police station to understand the motive of staging an unlawful assembly.
The demonstrators were arrested from Homely Clinic where according to the DPC, they usually converge to carry out their activities. He also warned the clinic owner to choose between running a health a facility or a political office.
Magyezi says the arrested were implementing some of the programs being propagated from the opposition party in Kampala and though Col Dr Kizza Besigye. Similar protests he said have been happening in Kampala and Masaka.
“But we want to caution them that Uganda belongs to all of us; we shall not allow people with their own motives to come in and destabilize the peace of this country worked for, for many years” Magyezi said
The DPC Magyezi said the group will be taken to court and charged of inciting violence and putting up unlawful assembly.