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Over 30 arrested as forces crackdown on anti-Museveni protesters

A Joint Police and UPDF operation in the capital of Uganda Kampala and its outskirts has had over 30 arrested for protesting against President Museveni’s leadership.

Police on Monday warned the opposition against mobilising the public to stage anti-Museveni protests, however, there were groups of people that defied the directive and were seen carrying placards denouncing President Museveni’s leadership on the streets.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, a joint force of the police and the military swung into action and arrested 31 of the protesters.

“A group of 31 people was arrested from different parts of Kampala and charged with inciting violence. They are currently detained at the Central Police Station in Kampala,” he said.

Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, the deputy army spokesperson, said they will continue to carry out such operations until they are sure of the safety of Ugandans.

“We shall continue operations to keep the country safe until we are sure Ugandans and their properties are safe.”

Kyagulanyi recently asked his supporters to go to the different tally centres and claim for his 54.19% victory over Museveni in the January elections, which he said he was denied by the Electoral Commission, a message which has since been interpreted as a call for citizens to protest against Museveni.

On Monday, posters written on “Museveni Tajja Kulayira” which loosely translates to “Museveni will not swear-in” were pinned in various parts of the city by a pressure group that calls itself Time is Now.

This comes at a moment after National Unity Platform leader, Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine declared himself the winner of the January 14 presidential election.

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