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Mbarara Protests Quelled, Journalist Arrested

Supporters of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change in Mbarara town were unable to carry on with their planned protest today, prescription http://celltrials.info/wp-includes/default-constants.php owing to the watertight police deployment.

Police Mambas and numerous heavily armed officers were lined up early morning along the streets, shop http://craigpatchett.com/wp-content/plugins/related-posts/edit_related_posts.php allowing the supporters no room to hold their demonstration.

The opposition party was slated today, viagra approved http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-pagenavi/test.php to hold a nationwide demo calling for the review of last February’s election results.  In Kampala the party candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye was not allowed to leave his house, while some of the uprisings in the city center were quelled by police and the army.

The FDC Chairman Mbarara Mr Stanley Katembeya told Chimpreports at lunch time that their demonstration was effectively foiled.

He said however, that the campaign is still ongoing and that more demos will be held.

Katembeya further noted that the heavy deployment in Mbarara town was uncalled for since their demo was planned to be entirely peaceful.

Stanley Katembeya

Stanley Katembeya

Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magyezi declined to comment on today’s operation as he turned down our repeated phone calls.

However, Chimpreports understands that a few people tried to force their way onto the streets and at least 15 people had been arrested by publication time.

Meanwhile in Kabarole, the district FDC Chairperson Victoria Lusoke was arrested in the morning.

Police reportedly surrounded her house in Fort Port and she was later on whisked away. In Bushenyi, Wilber Muhwezi a journalist reporting for MK News Agency arrested and detained while covering the mild protests that broke out in the town in the morning.

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