Police raids FDC offices again, arrests clerks


Police arrests Besigye earlier today

Police has launched another raid on opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] offices in Najjanankumbi and arrested eight staff.

“Uganda police has raided our Party Headquarters and now they are forcing all employees out,” the party said in a statement.

“It’s through defiance not compliance that we shall claim our rights and our country. Peaceful protest is your right.”

According to the statement, many of FDC polling agents are on the run because “they are being hunted down by the regime machinery”.

“But we are focused the truth shall come out.”

Outside their offices, over 20 policemen in anti-riot gear and 3 police trucks laid siege Monday morning.

The party was about to address a weekly press conference when the cops budged in and arrested their tallying eight clerks.

“We are under attack by Uganda Police Force and UPDF as all our volunteers and employees have been forced out of our party Headquarters,” the party continued in a social media statement.

Last week, police barricaded FDC offices and later arrested Besigye, party president Mugisha Muntu, Ingrid Turinawe and Wasswa Birigwa.

They were accused of trying to announce results parallel to those announced by the electoral commission.

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