The Police Director in charge of Human Rights and Legal Services Erasmus Twaruhukwa has said the group of protesters who stormed Makindye Magistrates Court on Wednesday did nothing wrong.
A group of people stormed the court carrying placards and demanded that the police boss is not prosecuted before. They then took over the court and denied lawyers led by Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago exit before police helped evacuate them from the angry mob.
Addressing journalists on Thursday afternoon, viagra 40mg http://crewftlbr.org/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php Twaruhukwa said the group did nothing wrong but were only expressing their views in the ongoing case against the police boss.
“Neither the IGP nor police organized or coordinated them but as other Ugandans, http://cidem.ec/plugins/system/stats/layouts/field/uniqueid.php they decided to express their views. Everybody is free and has a right to express their views,” the police legal boss told a news conference.
Task to explain whether the group as a requirement under the Public Order Management Act had written to police informing them of their intensions to gather at a public place in big numbers, Twaruhukwa said he could not confirm or deny it at that time but said he would check with those responsible.
He however said the group protested in a disorderly manner which he said ought to have been stopped.
“We didn’t anticipate the possibility of the people coming in big numbers but next time we shall be better prepared to handle such a situation,” Twaruhukwa noted.
Many people have come up to condemn the police force for turning a blind eye as the protesters stormed and took over the temple of justice before stopping lawyers from exiting.
According to FDC strongman Dr.Kizza Besigye,the acts were a recap of the infamous Black Mambas who stormed the High Court in Kampala, a few years ago.
The police mouthpiece Polly Namaye too condemned the acts of the protesters but emphasized that they broke no laws.