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Journalists targeted as Police disperse Kyagulanyi supporters in Masaka

Journalists have been the target of security agencies this morning in Masaka as Police dispersed National Unity Platform’s presidential aspirant Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi’s (Bobi Wine) supporters.

During the incidents, two journalists have been injured with Ghetto Media’s Ashraf Kasirye shot at and rushed to Masaka hospital in critical condition.

“Comrade Ashraf Kasirye has been shot and is in critical condition. Doctors are doing their best to save his life, “Kyagulanyi posted on his social media accounts.

Whereas details and circumstances surrounding the incident are still scanty, it is said that police was trying to disperse supporters who were moving with Kyagulanyi who is currently in Masaka by firing tear gas and live bullets.

Reports indicate Kasirye was on top of Kyagulanyi’s vehicle as the presidential candidate returned from church in Masaka.

It is also believed that NTV’s Ali Mivule was also injured by a tear gas canister that hit his leg, however, Police is yet to make a statement on the matter.

The Electoral Commission on Saturday suspended campaigns by all candidates in several districts around the country, Masaka inclusive over the increased Coronavirus cases.

However, according to the National Unity Platform, Kyagulanyi was not campaigning in Masaka but was on his way to Lwengo.

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