In a statement posted on its website, Unwanted Witness Uganda expressed its displeasure towards the repetitive threats being issued by different security agencies targeting dissenting opinions on the internet following the arrest of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi and 33 other people in connection to the Arua municipality MP by-elections.
The report notes that of the other 26 suspects, two of the women could neither sit nor stand as a result of tortured. The committee says Night Asara one of the women was bleeding from her private parts.
As a result, police swung into action and started firing teargas to disperse the protesters and open the road leading to running battles. Some of the protesters fled to Kifumbira slums where they regrouped and returned to the road. Other people ran to safety in Kamwokya Mosque.