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FDC boss arrested as police crush demo


Police is currently engaging Forum for Democratic Change supporters in running battles in a bid to crush the May 5 demonstration.

Minutes back Kabarole FDC chairperson Nyakato Rusoke was arrested at her home over “Free My Vote” defiance demo in Fort Portal.

Police earlier deployed outside her home and in other volatile sports of Fort Portal town.

The party launched its protests countrywide demanding an independent audit of 2016 elections.

In Busia, police was seen patrolling the streets to disperse FDC demonstrators.

At Najjanakumbi, FDC Party President Mugisha Muntu and deputy Secretary General Harold Kaija who had gone to kick-start the peaceful demonstrations were blocked by police.

Police joined by the army is still deployed heavily at FDC offices and patrolling Entebbe highway at the same time.

A sporadic uprising in Kampala around mini price this morning attracted teargas from officers at Central Police Station.

At Makerere university, students were chased from their rooms at Mitchell Hall while those of Kyambogo University have been reported arrested.

Many shops in Rukungiri have been closed.

In Busega, people are engaging police.

Minutes back, the information minister Jim Muhwezi banned live broadcast of defiance activities as well as holding radio talk shows.

He threatened to have licences of all media houses that continue the coverage revoked.

“What is comical today is that Mr. Jim Muhwezi and Mr. Kale Kayihura are banning live broadcast of FDC while live on TV, themselves,” FDC said in a social media message.

Earlier Kale Kayihura told all media houses to stop covering anything to do with FDC.

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