Police has so far arrested 12 opposition youth who chain themselves on poles in protest of Kizza Besigye’s house arrest.
Yesterday, police rounded up 12 youth belonging to the Forum for Democratic Change who had chained themselves in different spots in Kampala city.
On Friday, police picked another youth who chained himself to a pole at Kibuye roundabout along Entebbe road.
The youth put on white T-shirts with the words “Break the chain” and carry placards calling for the release of Besigye.
Police Chief Kale Kayihura has today ordered the withdrawal of security forces from Besigye’s home in Kasangati saying it was a sign of goodwill.
Kayihura said those chaining themselves in protest of police’s continued siege on Besigye’s home are committing a public order offence because that is an unlawful demonstration.
“If you chain yourself, we shall cut it,” he said.
He said politicians are funding these youth who are chaining themselves.
Kayihura says he has met many Kifesi youths and they have been trying to get them from criminality and engage them into productive ventures.
“One of thing, we were worried about the Uganda Cranes game was this Kifesi criminal group,” he told press at police headquarters in Naguru.