Kyagulanyi Protests Spread to Luwero

Kiwanuka Kizito a NUP Supporter said that the arrest of Kyagulanyi was an act of provocation towards his supporters and they decided to come out on streets to demand his release
Policemen dispersing protestors in Luwero town who had blocked the road

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Policemen in Luwero district have used live bullets and teargas to disperse supporters of National Unity Platform Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

At around 4:00 pm, the NUP Supporters took the streets of Kikyusa, Wobulenzi and Luwero town councils protesting against the arrest and detention of their presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. 

The supporters lit bonfires along the Kampala-Gulu highway, Kiwoko-Luwero road, and other roads within the three town councils paralyzing transport. They demanded the immediate release of Kyagulanyi whom they said he is unfairly treated in campaigns.

Kiwanuka Kizito, a NUP supporter said that the arrest of Kyagulanyi was an act of provocation towards his supporters and they decided to come out on the streets to demand his release.

Other supporters described Kyagulanyi’s arrest as an act of intimidation and vowed to stage protests until he is released.

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The situation degenerated into chaos after the supporters started to pelt stones at policemen in town councils who were putting off the fire. They also threw more logs, stones, and tree branches in the roads paralyzing transport further.

The Police commanded by Abraham Tukundane, the Luwero District Police Commander responded by firing live bullets and teargas to disperse the rowdy supporters.

Tukundane declined to comment saying he was still ensuring peace and order in the town.

By the time of compiling the story, policemen were still in running battles with NUP supporters for close to two hours in the three towns.

On Monday last week, teargas rocked Luwero town council as the Police were dispersing the NUP supporters who had gathered to wave to their Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu who was on the way to campaign in West Nile region.

The supporters later defaced posters of President Yoweri Museveni, NRM flag bearers, and Independent NRM leaning candidates in protest of Police firing teargas against them.

Kyagulanyi is expected to campaign in Luwero on 28th November.

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