Amuriat, Ingrid arrested amid riots & kicked out of riotous Kiboga town

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Teargas in Kiboga

Massive riots broke out in Kiboga town Thursday after police raided a meeting of Opposition Forum for Change (FDC) and dispersed it.

Police arrested FDC Party President Patrick Amuriat and the secretary for mobilisation, Ingrid Turinawe and detained them at Kiboga Police Station.

Ingrid and Amuriat were first detained

Angry party officials and residents rose up in protests across town engaging police in running battles.

They used stones, burned car tyres and logs to barricade roads while police responded with bullets and teargas.

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According to opposition figure, Kizza Besigye, police violently dispersed their two meetings both in Kiboga and Kyankwanzi.

“Amuriat and Ingrid were arrested. This was followed by a strong public protest on the streets,” Besigye explained.

He said after several hours of street riots that police couldn’t contain, they released the detained FDC leaders and escorted them out of Kiboga town.

“NRM/M7 Junta’s injustice and impunity will become more and more costly to them,” Besigye added.

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