Red week: Mao arrested marching to parliament

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Mao arrested by police

Democratic Party President Norbert Mao has been arrested while marching to parliament to protest the presidential age limit bill.

Mao was cornered by police at Cairo Bank along Kampala Road and grabbed alongside DP members protesting the passing of the bill that will make President Museveni a life president.

The DP leader earlier launched the “Red Week” at the Democratic Party headquarters in Kampala.

Mao forced into a police vehicle

Others arrested include; Ronald Muyini Ssebana, Dr. Mayambala Kiwanuka, Robert Mukooza, David Musiiri, Jamie Isiko, Musa Ntege, Richard Nvanungi, Alex Ochaki, Edwardo Kahiigi, Caleb Tumuharwe and Bashir Bisaso.

Addressing a press conference ahead of age limit report presentation in Parliament today, Mao appealed to the speaker of parliament to stick to her earlier word n have comprehensive constitutional amendments in an inclusive manner.

Mao reached out to students in various institutions of higher learning asking them to print flyers and brochures in the mass protests against the age limit bill.

Mao who was dressed in a black jacket, red tie, red ribbon and red trouser, said Uganda is bigger than the Luweero bush league.

He urged Ugandans to stand firm against Museveni’s “despotic ambitions” by choosing to struggle on.

“This is the beginning of the end of the Museveni regime.”