Besigye, Lukwago Arrested on Independence Day. - Daily Post Uganda

Besigye, Lukwago Arrested on Independence Day.

Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lugwago have been arrested on Independence day,  the day freedom must reign supreme in Uganda.

Besigye who was due to address supporters at Katwe where the opposition was to hold parallel Independence day celebrations was rounded up and taken to Naggalama.


Besigye Confronted by Police officers at his home

The former Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate was arrested as he set out to attend a scheduled parallel Independence Day celebrations that they were supposed to hold in Katwe, a Kampala suburb.

Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago was also cornered by police as he left his home in Wakaligga, Rubaga division.


Lord Mayor Lukwago put under arrest.

Also arrested was Makindye West Member of Parliament (MP) Allan Ssewanyana who was trying to leave his home.

However, government had earlier warned opposition members against holding parallel Independence Day celebrations saying it reserves the right to organise the day and all other national festivities.

Police has also cordoned off the venue where FDC independence activities were supposed to take place.
On Friday, police backed by the army foiled the first of planned series of Independence Day Opposition rallies by detaining key Opposition leaders in their homes and cordoning off the venue.

Friday’s planned assembly in Bweyogerere, Wakiso District, near Kampala was to be followed by another on Saturday in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb.
This was to be crowned by a national rally today (Sunday) in Katwe in Kampala to renew what Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party termed as their “[efforts] in the fight for good governance in this country”.

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