NUP Mourns Victims Killed in Protests

NUP supporters on Saturday converged at the offices dressed in red T-Shirts and lit candles in memory of those who died.
21 Nov 2020 17:15
Candles lit in respect to lost lives

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The National Unity Platform- NUP has mourned the lives of people who were killed in protests across the country following the arrest of their leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

NUP supporters on Saturday converged at the party's headquarters in Kamwokya dressed in red T-Shirts and lit candles in memory of those who died.

Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka district and detained at Nalufenya Police Station. On Friday he was granted bail by Iganga Magistrate Court.

Kyagulanyi said that the violence orchestrated and carried out by the government against unarmed civilians is a sign of a failing government.  He added that no amount of torture, brutality and violence shall intimidate them.

Kyagulanyi asked Ugandans to not give up on fighting for their freedom.

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Kyagulanyi also criticized the Minister for Security Gen Elly Tumwine for saying that security personnel have a right to kill if attacked by protestors.

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Bishop David Odhiambo from Bulega Baptist Church in Buikwe said that God does not bring to power leaders to harm his people but rather to lead them.

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Sheikh Yakubu Nsubuga asked security personnel to stop brutalizing Ugandans.

Pastor Dorothy Nantongo from Bulaga Christian Fellowship asked Ugandans not to lose hope in their struggle for change.

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Fr. Jacob Sebayigga from Kamwokya Catholic Parish asked a section of the candidates’ supporters to shun acts of attacking security personnel and destroying property among others.

Earlier on there was heavy deployment of the police and army at the NUP premises.