Protests Continue in Makindye-Ssabagabo

The operatives have also imposed a lockdown in Masajja, Ndikuttamada, around Kibira A and Kibira B zones in the municipality.

Police officers, Local Defence Unit officers -LDUs and military police personnel are this Thursday afternoon still engaged in running battles with supporters of the National Unity Platform NUP in parts of Makindye-Ssabagabo.

The supporters attempted to stage protests like they did last evening to demand the release of NUP presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine.

Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka yesterday and is detained at Nalufenya Police Station in Jinja for flouting  anti-COVID-19 guidelines.

This afternoon, when  protesters started gathering materials to burn in front of shops and supermarkets including Home Pride Supermarket in Makindye-Ssabagabo municipality,  security officers intervened. The officers said  some of the protesters wanted to loot while others were planning to block roads  in Makindye-Ssabagabo, particularly along Masajja-Busabala Road and Salaama Road.

The protestors however disagreed with the security officers and a scuffle ensued. They were only dispersed by tear gas while some of the security personnel chased protesters until they left the streets.

Security officer are still firing live bullets in the air to ensure all protestors return home.

The operatives  have also  imposed a lockdown in Masajja, Ndikuttamada, around  Kibira A and Kibira B zones in the municipality.

As a result, businesses have been closed and only a few cars are moving on the lonely roads.