BUSABALA – Members of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine and Francis Zaake have been arrested.
Bobi Wine has been whisked away in a black police van.
In a social media message before arrest, Bobi Wine said police and the military blocked him from reaching Busabala for a press conference.
“Police and the military blocked us from reaching Busabala for our press conference about police brutality, injustice and abuse of authority. A citizen cannot be allowed to access his private property.People teargassed, beaten, Many arrested. We shall overcome. #EnoughIsEnough,” he twitted.
Police then surrounded the vehicle and towed it for a few metres before breaking one of its windows, threw in a tear gas cannister and arrested him.
Police had earlier arrested Bobi Wine music events promoters Andrew Mukasa of Bajjo events and Abbey Musinguzi alias Abtex who’ve been at centre of organising blocked Kyarenga extra concert which was supposed to happen on Easter Monday.
The duo was arrested on Monday morning at the first police checkpoint at One Love Beach-Busabala and are being detained in a police van.
Police and the army fire teargas and bullets to disperse crowds at One Love Beach protesting against blockage of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobiwine’ s shows.
At about 11:40, the scene of confrontation started at Busabala One Love beach as angry crowds chanting ‘twagala Bobi [Wine] ssi Bosco’ were marching head on to a police blockade stationed outside the Beach where a concert of Bobi Wine is due today.
Police and the army have since been involved in running battles with protesters, water spraying and teargassing a procession that has been trailing Bobi Wine to his ‘One Love Beach’ in Busabala.
Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana has fainted at One Love Beach during a procession led by Bobi Wine.
The Makindye West MP was rushed by his supporters to a waiting car.