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Police Battles NUP Supporters in Kyambogo, Kamwokya

In Kamwokya, police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse NUP supporters who were celebrating the nomination of Kyagulanyi.
Security officers disperse Kyagulanyi's supporters at NCHE junction in Kyambogo. Photo by Ronard Shabomwe
Police fired tear gas to disperse supporters of Presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi while was heading for nominations at Kyambogo University. Several supporters gathered along the Ntinda- Nakawa Road around Spear Motors junction. 

The Police Field Force Unit cordoned off the road to bar supporters from crossing.

When Kyagulanyi arrived at Spear Motors junction where security had erected a roadblock since yesterday, he was blocked on the ground that he had more than the required number of people.

Some of the people in his convoy included Mityana MP Francis Zaake and National Unity Platform spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi, Kawempe South MP Latif Ssebaggala and other people.

The police were forced to teargas NUP supporters before Kyagulanyi and his team sped off. 

NUP supporters who were waiting for Kyagulanyi near the National Council for Higher Education-NCHE in Kyambogo after being nominated were also dispersed by the police who fired teargas.

The supporters argued that they have a right to wait for their candidate and show him support.

In Kamwokya, police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse NUP supporters who were celebrating the nomination of Kyagulanyi.

The chaos started when the police officers attached to the Field Force Unit tried to gain access in the offices of the NUP. However, the supporters opposed the officers leading to running battles.

On Monday the NUP Spokesman Joel Ssenyonyi said after the nominations Kyagulanyi will head to party headquarters in Kamwokya to launch his manifesto.


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