Mid last month, police in the United Kingdom intercepted a group of Ugandans when they attempted to forcefully hold a demonstration in front of Ugandan Embassy.
Ms. Esther Nankya, one of the organisers, says they [diasporans] were decrying the level of repression meted unto their relatives back home in Uganda.
However, they were not allowed by police to peacefully address the journalists and carry their placards which described president Museveni’s 30-year rule as “total dictatorship that needs to be nailed out”.
The electoral commission chairman, Badru Kiggundu, said there is no provision apparently that enables diasporans to vote from their respective countries unless they return home.
Protest spiced up by spiderman in Canada
Over the weekend, Ugandans living in Canada held a similar anti-Museveni protest.
The protest was held in downtown Toronto to raise more awareness castigating the just concluded Uganda elections as a “sham”.
Boston protest underway
Meanwhile, Ugandans living in Boston USA will also hold a demonstration to protest what they termed as “impunity of Museveni’s government”.
The Ugandan community in Boston is organising a peaceful demonstration to denounce what they call “the continued hijacking of our country” by the NRM government.
The demonstration is slated for May 3, 2016 at Harvard Square Cambridge from 8 am to 2pm.
“All peace loving Ugandans are encouraged to come in big numbers and participate. Let us show the world that Ugandans are tired of Museveni and his bunch of goons who have held us hostage for 30 years,” reads their statement.