Plain-clothed police officers have this morning sealed off the Constitutional Square in Kampala, refusing anyone who wanted to access the square or use the path way nearby from doing so.
The action comes as the Democratic Party leaders mobilized members to march to the square in protest of what they called tampering with Article 102 of the Constitution to allow for the lifting of the age limit.
Police also cordoned of the DP headquarters a few meters away from the Constitutional Square.
Party vice president Mukasa Mbidde was holding a press conference ahead of the march. Mbidde was later arrested and whisked off to the Central Police Station, sparking off fist fights between DP youths and the police.
Last evening the DP issued a statement calling on members of the public to come in large numbers to show solidarity against the move to remove age limits.
The campaign dubbed K’ogikwaatako (we dare you to touch it) was launched last month.