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Police Arrests 20 Rioters in Busia Town

They are accused of manning both Wednesday and Thursday's riots in Busia, staging illegal road blocks and theft of peoples properties in the riot scuffle.

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Police in Busia district has arrested 20 people suspected to be behind the riots that took place in the streets of Busia town on Wednesday and Thursday.

The riots took place following the arrest of the National Unity Platform - NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu on Wednesday in Luuka district and later detained at Nalufenya police station.

The suspects were arrested on Thursday evening and Friday morning after riots returned to some streets in Busia town. They are being held at Busia central police station.

Police says the rioters staged illegal road blocks and also stole properties during the protests on Wednesday and Thursday.

George Barasa, the chairman Busia Municipality L.C.1 appealed to relevant authorities to arrest people funding idlers who were leading in the protests in Busia town.

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Phelix Webuhire, a NUP party supporter says that their protest is not funded by anyone,  but it is the spirit of demanding for change in the leadership in Uganda.

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Ismael Wesonga, another NUP party supporter says that the operation is not fair because the police force is picking suspects who are in their homes.

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Julius Caesar Tuisingirwe, the Bukedea south regional police commander says that the suspects are allegedly funded by a section of people from neighboring districts of Bugiri, Iganga and Mbale.

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