Thursday, 28 April 2011

Uganda Police Use Pepper Spray to Subdue, Arrest Besigye

Uganda police have used pepper spray to drench the eyes of opposition leader Kizza Besigye and arrest him!

What is happening in Uganda is quite sad indeed. For the fourth time, Besigye has been arrested for taking part in protests over rising cost of food and fuel. Initially, the police (authorities) were against Besigye and others talking part in the walk-to-work demo, because it supposedly interfered with traffic etc.

But now, this morning, Besigye was arrested while driving to work. He had initially tried to walk to work, but was stopped by police at his gate. He decided to drive, tailed by police and supporters, before being blocked at a junction by security forces in Kampala suburb.

Reports say, after a long standoff, police smashed his car window with a hammer, dragged his bodyguards from the vehicle and beat them up, severely. Other officers smashed other windows with pistols and drenched Besigye with pepper spray, pointing the gun at him. He was eventually pulled out of the car, dragged along the road and tossed into the back of a nearby van.

I think Museveni is too scared the protests may snowball to consume his government, feeding on the disillusionment of the many.

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