By Our Reporter
Reports coming in from indicate that at least two have been shot dead and scores others injured as police battled supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, who was arrested on Wednesday afternoon by police in Luuka District.
Riots broke out in several parts of downtown Kampala, especially Kisekka Market area, where Bobi Wine supporters burnt tyres in the middle and blocked traffic, which prompted the military and police to fire teargas and bullets to disperse them.
— Soogi Katende (@KatendeSoogi) November 18, 2020
In the process, two men who are yet to be identified were shot dead, according to pictures circulating on social media, while video footage shared on twitter and Facebook show military police battling civilians as they fire teargas canisters at them.
The riots broke out shortly after the police had arrested Bobi Wine and driven him to Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja, where they also fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Bobi Wine’s supporters who had gathered at the police station demanding his release.
— Jonah Kirabo🇺🇬 (@jonahkirabo) November 18, 2020
When are we ever going to get where we want to be as a country? Scenes of Downtown Kampala after Presidential candidate Kyagulanyi arrest. pic.twitter.com/KCAwTlgYjp
— Faridah Nakazibwe (@fsnakazibwe) November 18, 2020
However, the police are yet to issue a public statement about the current operation and we shall bring you the updates.
VIDEO: Police fire teargas to disperse @HEBobiwine supporters at Nalufenya police post in Jinja District where he's being detained after his arrest in Luuka District
📹Derrick Wandera#MonitorUpdates #UGDecides2021 pic.twitter.com/J5bmwGo8mS
— Daily Monitor (@DailyMonitor) November 18, 2020