38 University Students Arrested At Parliament For Protesting Against High Commodity Prices

38 University Students Arrested At Parliament For Protesting Against High Commodity Prices

By Ivan Mwine

At least 38 university students are confirmed to have been arrested by police at parliament today, for protesting against the increasing commodity prices and human rights abuses in  the country.

The protestors, who were brutally arrested by police before they could enter parliament, included students from Makerere University, Kyambogo University, among other universities.

The protesters matching to parliament before their arrest

The police didn’t give reasons for their arrest but hoarded all of them off the Central Police Station (CPS) Kampala, where they were still being held by the time of filing this article.

It should be noted that prices for fuel, food, bread, soap, salt and other basic commodities have   been skyrocketing since the beginning of this year, something that has sparked off public outcry.

The protesters had chained themselves as a sign of discontent

The commodity prices started increasing shortly after fuel prices skyrocketed a few months ago.

However,  despite the public outcry, the government is yet to come up with an official statement about the worrying economic situation.

Some media reports indicate that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni recently advised Ugandans to learn to live with the current economic situation, reasoning that the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted on the country’s economy.

He thus reportedly those who are complaining about the increase in prices of bananas and other foodstuffs to start eating cassava!


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