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Police Struggling to Stop Besigye Protest

Besigye, who left his home aboard his vehicle fitted speakers, said that he is waking up Ugandans to rise to speak with one voice to the government about the high commodity prices. Police made several attempts to stop Besigye from continuing with his speech in vain as he would immediately pick up another microphone, once police confiscate the one he was using.
Police officer stand infront of Besigye's vehicle in an attempt to stop him from proceeding to the city center
Police are struggling to disperse crowds that have lined up along the Kampala-Gayaza road to cheer on the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC founding president, Rt. Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye.   

It all started this morning after police withdrew personnel from Besigye’s home in Kasangati Town Council where he spent the last six days under preventive arrest to prevent him from leading protests against the escalating commodity prices.   

Besigye, who left his home aboard his vehicle fitted speakers, said that he is waking up Ugandans to rise to speak with one voice to the government about the high commodity prices. Police made several attempts to stop Besigye from continuing with his speech in vain as he would immediately pick up another microphone, once police confiscate the one he was using.  

Besigye is driving in a vehicle with wire mesh making it impossible for the police to pull him out or smash the windows as has been the case in the past. To stop Besigye from proceeding towards Kampala, Police have blocked his vehicle from the front and back using packed patrol cars.

From inside his car, Besigye is flashing a red card to police officers, saying that their time to oppress Ugandans is over. Several traders along the Kampala-Gayaza road have closed their shops for fear of chaos.