Two Shot Dead, Scores Injured  As Police Battles Bobi Wine Supporters In Kampala

Two Shot Dead, Scores Injured  As Police Battles Bobi Wine Supporters In Kampala

 

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.

Bobi Wine supporters filled the streets of Kampala demanding for his release before police dispersed them

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.

This unidentified woman was shot in the legs

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.

NTV star Faridah Nakazibwe tweeted about the men who were reportedly shot dead in Kampala

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.

One of the victims who was shot during the riots

However, the police are yet to issue a public statement about the current operation and we shall bring you  the updates.

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