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Uganda: 200 comrades picked for demonstrating, Bobiwine claims

By Oluwaseun Sonde

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The National Unity Platform (NUP) President, Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobi Wine has claimed that over 200 comrades were picked up by the Police for simply exercising their right to peacefully protest this week. Bobiwine made this known on his official social platform on Saturday, he said demonstrating peacefully against injustice is both a human right and a duty for all oppressed people to carry out.

He appreciated Ugandan people who responded to the call to demonstrate peacefully against the blatant rigging of the 14th January election. “The abductions and torture of our people as well as the trial of our people in military courts”. Bobiwine further said that because the Uganda’s President, Museveni is very scared of the people, he has since criminalised any form of protest against his dictatorial regime.

“This very week, over 200 comrades were picked up by police for simply exercising their right to peacefully protest. “I also appreciate those leaders who have taken a step and encourage the others to follow suit”. He thanked all those who have continued to support the welfare of their comrades who are in different prisons. “This is part of the price we all have to pay before we get our freedom.

“Like we said, our protests will not take only one format. Some will organise prayers, others will march, others will just do sit-ins, others will do songs of freedom, etc, etc. “We shall protest in different ways as long as our protests are lawful and peaceful. We may begin small but through consistent action, God being our help, we shall achieve our freedom”, he said.

Bobiwine rejected the result the of the 14th January election while claimed there was series of fraudulent act from the ruling party. He took the claimed fraud out of Court which he said there was bias, to the Ugandan people for a peaceful protest. 


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