By Our Reporter
The Police have Wednesday afternoon unleashed severe brutality upon one of the journalists who were covering National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.
The unfortunate incident happened in Luuka District, shortly after the police had violently arrested Bobi Wine and detained him in a van before driving him to Nalufenya Police Station.
According to footage shared on twitter and other social media platforms, the police are seen grabbing the journalist and as they struggle to pull him out of Bobi Wine’s car another policeman is seen with an orange pepper spray can spraying directly in the journalist’s eyes.
The journalist is then seen struggling to quickly remove his helmet as the pepper spray takes effect on his eyes, nose and mouth. As he struggles to run his eyes the journalist is seen falling in Bobi Wine’s car as the police turn to his colleagues to disperse them.
However, several journalists across the country have since condemned these acts of brutality, with many of them threatening to boycott the presidential campaigns if the police continue brutalizing them.
Efforts to reach police spokesperson Patrick Onyango for a comment about this matter were however brutal since he couldn’t be reached on his know office lines.
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