Besigye arrest riots rock Kisekka, Makerere university


Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] Makerere Chapter is currently matching across the university protesting against Besigye’s arrest.

Besigye was arrested along Jinja road and detained at Kira Road police station.

He was later released and driven back to his Kasangati home.

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He changed clothes at his home and headed back to the city for a rally at Makerere University.Meanwhile, at the country’s most prestigious institution, tensions are high as students riot the candidate’s incarceration only three days to February 18 [Thursday] polls.

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“Mulago library is closed. There’s chaos on campus and I have a test tomorrow. What’s a girl to do when #UgandaDecides affects,” a student reports from Makerere university.

The students upon hearing news of Besigye arrest turned their anger on President Yoweri Museveni posters, tearing them to pieces.


“We need change”

Likewise, in town, Kisekka market vendors have also staged a riot over Besigye’s blockage.

The shops are now closed as police patrols.

The crime preventers resorted to firing tear as a measure to disperse the crowds from the city.

Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says Besigye was not arrested.


Museveni posters torn down by rioters


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