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People Power Activists Demonstrate On Jinja-Iganga Highway

The angry youths led by Moses Bigirwa, the Kamuli District Democratic Party Chairperson lit old tires in the middle of the highway to express dissatisfaction with the police decision to block the concerts of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyandondo East Member of parliament.
Police put off fire from the tires that were lit by people power sympathizers in the middle of Jinja-Iganga high way on Friday.

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People power activists have staged a demonstration along Jinja-Iganga highway blocking traffic for close to one and half hours. 

The angry youths led by Moses Bigirwa, the Kamuli District Democratic Party Chairperson lit old tires in the middle of the highway to express dissatisfaction with the police decision to block the concerts of Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine, the Kyandondo East Member of parliament.

 

They displayed placards calling on government to stop interfering with Bobi Wine's concerts.  “Free Bobi wine shows and freedom for all of us now,” reads one of the placards. 

The protest paralysed traffic along the busy Jinja-High way prompting police to swing into action to disperse the youths and clear the road. Bigirwa says Bobi Wine is an artist who should be left to practice his profession alongside his political job.

 

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Also Alex Mufumbiro, the Deputy DP Spokesperson, says Bobi Wine has promoted music talent in the country, arguing that banning his music shows is tantamount to denying him a chance to inspire young artists.

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Paul Nkore, the Kiira Region Police Commander has promised to hunt down the masterminds of the protest to face the law.

 

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The protest comes just two days after police blocked Bobi Wine from staging his annual Boxing Day concert at his One Love Beach in Busabala in Makindye Division in Kampala.

 

Similar protests took place in Kamwokya and Katwe in Kampala on Thursday prompting the intervention of police and military to disperse the protesters.