KAMPALA — Hundreds of protesters angered by the brutal arrest of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine are taking part in Wednesday anti-government protests erupted at different parts of the country —including Masaka, Kampala, Jinja, Iganga, Arua among others.
Protesters are clashing on the streets of Kampala including Kamwokya, Wandeya, Kisseka Market with riot police, Military and LDU’s who are firing tear gas and live bullets to disperse the crowds.
The clashes, and other more peaceful protests in the capital and other cities, are piling pressure on government to unconditionally release Bobi Wine who was brutally arrested in Luuka and detained at Nalufenya in Jinja.
Bobi Wine was expected to take his campaign message to the districts of Luuka, Buyende and Kamuli in Busoga Sub Region on Wednesday but was arrested by Military and Police who also dispersed his supporters in Luuka District.
Kyagulanyi was arrested under the command of former Kampala Metropolitan Area Commander Frank Mwesigwa
Bobi Wine has emerged as a threat to ruling class, including President Museveni who has ruled Uganda with authoritarian firmness for the last 35 years.
Recently Mbale, even his most ardent supporters were shocked by the ferocity with which his security forces meted out violence on journalists and presidential candidate Bobi Wine.
Journalists covering protests in Kampala calling for Bobi Wine’s release have brutally assaulted. Their recording equipment has been either confiscated or destroyed by security forces— sparking national and international outcry.