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Mabomu ya machozi yalipuka Kampala

Discussion in 'Ugandan News and Politics' started by Askari Kanzu, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Askari Kanzu

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    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm UTC
    Ugandan Police Fire Tear Gas at Election Protesters
    Otunnu leads his group of peaceful protesters to Buganda Road Courts

    Police in Uganda fired tear gas Wednesday to disperse a protest against alleged rigging in last month's presidential election.

    Police say demonstrators were attacking people in Kampala's Kisekka market, and they made eight arrests.

    Witnesses say the protest broke up shortly after security forces stepped in. The demonstrators challenged the legitimacy of President Yoweri Museveni's re-election last month. Opposition leaders say the presidential poll was rigged, President Museveni has denied that charge.

    Uganda's longtime leader won the poll with 68 percent of the vote. Rival Kizza Besigye came in second place, with 26 percent.

    Uganda's police chief has accused the opposition of trying to incite violence and destabilize the country after a peaceful vote.

    Mr. Besigye and his four-party coalition have said any government formed by Mr. Museveni is illegitimate.

    With the win, Mr. Museveni earned a fourth term in office. He has ruled Uganda since seizing power in 1986


    Additional quote from Uganda's Daily Monitor:

    ‘Like samosas'
    The protestors were carrying placards with words like, "We want to eat Museveni like Samosa" and "Say no to Museveni's vote rigging" in response to President Museveni's recent comments that he will "eat" his main challenger, Dr Kizza Besigtye, who disputed poll results and called for peaceful protests, like samosas.

    Daily Monitor