Ugandan Police Fire Tear Gas on Protestors as Authorities Arrest Bobi Wine

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was arrested on Monday while leading a peaceful protest in Kampala against the government of President Yoweri Museveni and the detention of Wine’s supporters.

Last Tuesday, Bobi Wine urged his supporters to “rise up peacefully and unarmed” against the government of President Yoweri Museveni and to demand the release of his supporters who have been unlawfully detained.

Ugandan police broke up the demonstration by firing teargas into the crowd and arresting the leaders of the protests including 15 members of parliament and activists from Bobi Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) political party.

A tweet from Bobi Wine’s account said the police arrested the leaders of the protest and released them shortly after. Wine was then driven to his home outside Kampala which was surrounded by the police and military soon after.

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