At least 63 people arrested in down town Kampala
Security agents have arrested more than 60 people in the City centre in an operation against planned riots.
On Tuesday, the National Unity Platform party president Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine announced worldwide peaceful protests to demand that the January 14th Presidential win be given to him instead of President Yoweri Museveni.
Kyagulanyi argues that he won the election with 54.6%. he also called upon his supporters to protest the abduction of Ugandans and the continued trial of civilians in the Military court.
According to an Officer in Charge of one of the Police Posts in the City centre, 63 people had been arrested by 1 and the operation was still on-going.
Reports indicate that most of the people who have been arrested are men with dreads, grown-up hair including those wearing colours related to the National Unity Platform.
Patrick Onyango the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson said they’re still compiling figures of the actual number of people arrested.
Adding that the operations are in response to the call by NUP President Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine calling people to demonstrate peacefully.
“We’ve deployed police, LDU and military to provide security and prevent unlawful protests. Some people had placards and we’ve arrested them for inciting violence,” Onyango said.