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PHOTOS: Heavy Security Deployment as FDC Defiance Demo Flops

UPDF personnel being deployed in downtown Kampala (Photos: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

The police and military on Thursday swung into action in Kampala, medicine http://cbpa.com/wp-admin/includes/ms.php thwarting planned demonstrations by opposition party Forum for Democratic Change.

Early last week, information pills http://cmlsociety.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php the strongest opposition party announced that they would hold countrywide demonstrations demanding for an independent audit into the February 18 polls which were won by NRM’s Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni, viagra whose election was qualified by a Supreme Court ruling, trounced his arch rival Dr Kizza Besigye with 60 percent while the latter followed at 35 percent.

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FDC said the Electoral Commission declared results different from the actual ones as recorded by the tally sheets, insisting their records show Besigye won the polls with 52 percent.

On Friday, the Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma issued a directive banning all party activities related to the defiance campaign propagated by Dr Besigye.

Military doing patrols along Kampala streets.

Military doing patrols along Kampala streets

However on Thursday morning, the police and military deployed heavily around the city in preparation for the said demonstrations by the opposition political party.

ChimpReports understands there was a scuffle near Mini Price when a group of FDC youth nicknamed the ‘Red Top’ engaged in battles with police led by CPS DPC Aron Baguma.

The youth threw stones at the law enforcement officers but police were able to overpower them before arresting eight youth.

“According to our intelligence, the group planned to burn the Total petrol station at Nakivubo. We have arrested 8 of them and the situation is now back to normal,” said Baguma, adding the group’s commander is among those apprehended.

Military personnel patrolling Kampala buildings

Military personnel inspecting Kampala buildings

The military remains on high alert

The military remains on high alert

The situation has since returned to normal, according to authorities.

The military and police have now taken over security of the city, conducting joint patrols visible all over Uganda’s capital.

Early in the morning, police surrounded the homes of top opposition politicians Dr Kizza Besigye (Kasangati), Erias Lukwago (Wakaliga) and Moses Kasibante (Rubaga) in a bid to prevent them from joining the planned demonstrations.

At the FDC headquarters in Najjanankumbi, security personnel were deployed to prevent party members and officials from holding meetings and processions.

Police at the home of Dr.Kizza Besigye in Kasangati

Police at the home of Dr.Kizza Besigye in Kasangati

Police are part of the security detail in the city

Police are part of the security detail in the city

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