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Police Disperses Besigye Supporters in Jinja

Besigye was hosted for a political talk show on Nbsfm, however, his supporters surrounded the radio station, chanting praises for him, bringing business to a standstill for close to two hours along Nizam road
Police officers sorround NBS FM where Dr. Kiiza Besigye was hosted for a political talk show on Saturday.

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The police in Jinja have dispersed supporters of former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) President, Dr Kiiza Besigye who stormed Nbsfm demanding he addresses them. 

Besigye was hosted for a political talk show on Nbsfm. However, his supporters surrounded the radio station, chanting praises for him, bringing business to a standstill along Nizam road for close to two hours.

Police was forced to use teargas and live bullets to quell Besigye’s supporters who were leading processions on streets of Jinja town.

Rashid Mwidhu, the FDC party mobilizer says that they were just showing support for Dr Besigye and there was no need for police interruption.

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Besigye who spoke to journalists after the talk show says that, FDC is running a countrywide campaign against propagandists who relate him with the NRM government. 

He adds that the campaign will comprise of radio talk shows and public sensitization meetings where FDC members shall be equipped with mobilization skills so as to build grass root support for the party.

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Besigye was later on escorted by a police patrol vehicle on his way out of Jinja town.   

The Jinja Resident District Commissioner, Eric Sakwa says that Besigye’s supporters were creating chaos and police only intervened to ensure law and order.