Video by NBS TV
On Friday, anti-riot police and military officers were captured on camera caning Kizza Besigye’s supporters who had turned up at Kasangati magistrate’s court where he appeared.
The scuffle started with the officers attempt to arrest FDC secretary for mobilisation Ingrid Turinawe and Makerere Woman councillor Doreen Nyanjura.
Ingrid said it was the intervention of Kasangati residents that prevented her “illegal arrest” by the “Kifesi police”.
“Determined to break into my car in which I travelled with Lord Councillor Nyanjura Doreen, blocking Gayaza road for almost an hour in order to arrest us, residents gathered and resisted,” Ingrid said.
She claimed the only offense was waving a “V” sign to their comrades in Kasangati as they left court.
“Stealing elephant not easy deal.”
Besigye who could not be pinned by a comic police chief in court is accused of disobeying police orders back in May.
He was produced under heavy security by Luzira authorities where he is on remand for treason.
The same security allegedly clobbered a one Brian Atuhiere, an FDC activist for taking a picture of their van outside Kasangati court.
“I had not known that taking the photo and waving the V sign for my party was a case. Before I could take the second one a Police Officer in uniform carrying a heavy stick hit my arm I couldn’t take it therefore. I didn’t change course I told the boda boda guy to go ahead and take me to the court. Of course, with much pain Nyanjura My comrade and LC5 councilor Makerere informed me that it was swelling and needed to go to hospital. I went to the hospital and they found out that my muscles had been dislocated my arm has been bandaged,” Brian narrated.
He was not the only victim of the day.