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Riots erupted in the Ugandan capital after the authorities arrested Bobi Wine, a pop star-turned-politician who’s running against President Yoweri Museveni in elections scheduled for January.
Television footage showed barricades and burnt tires on the streets of Kampala as protesters chanted Bobi Wine’s name and called for his release. Fellow opposition leader Kizza Besigye said multiple people had been killed by the police and military.
Police detained Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, at a rally he was attending Wednesday in Jinja, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) east of Kampala. The authorities have repeatedly arrested the 38-year-old politician, a vocal critic of Museveni’s more than-three-decade rule.
Kampala on fire, following the arrest, in Luuka, of presidential candidate Hon Robert Kyagulanyi (BOBI Wine). The protests are spreading quickly to other urban centres.
Many people have, reportedly, been short dead by the Police and Military in various parts of the city.
2:07 PM · Nov 18, 2020
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