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One Feared Dead as People Power Activists, Police Clash in Nansana

The activists were returning from the burial of their colleague, Ritah Nabukenya in Kiboga district. Nabukenya succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor accident in Nakawa on Monday.
At least one person is feared dead and several others injured following a faceoff between People Power activists and Police in Nansana municipality. 

The standoff started when Police tried to control a procession by People Power activists, which had paralysed business and transport in the area.

The activists were returning from the burial of their colleague, Ritah Nabukenya in Kiboga district. Nabukenya succumbed to injuries she sustained in a motor accident in Nakawa on Monday.

The traffic in Nansana municipality, which is heavily populated in the evening and often experiences jam was worsened by the activists. 

Three traffic officers who were guiding traffic at Masitowa junction were overwhelmed by the traffic and called for reinforcement.  

A number of Local Defense Unit personnel on evening patrol and Police officers turned up and started firing live bullets and tear gas in the already charged youths without warning. 

It is during the fracas that a people power supporter was shot.

Gunfire and tear gas rocked Nansana municipality for over twenty minutes leading to a stampede as people ran for dear life. At least two people were burnt by cooking oil that was being used a street vendor.    

Iren mumbejja, a roadside vendor notes that most of her merchandise was stolen during the commotion. 

"As we ran to keep safe, youths were taking our things," Mumbejja who sells bags lamented as she collected the few remaining items.

Unspecified number of youths were picked by security.     Details to follow...

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