Teargas, live bullets as police blocks Bobi Wine Mbale radioshow

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Security forces have sealed off BCU radio 100.6 FM in Mbale city and blocked Hon Kyagulanyi Ssentamu from appearing on a radio talkshow that was organised to happen today.

Police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) party who had gathered to meet Bobi Wine.

Bobi Wine was expected to appear on a talk show from 9am to 11am.

The NUP supporters donning red started converging outside the Bugisu Cooperative Union (BCU) radio station premises as early as 7am.

They chanted People Power slogan before police heavily deployed to disperse them.

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Police engaged the NUP supporters in running battles in the city as they fired teargas canisters and bullets.

A NUP member being arrested

In the process, several people were arrested and are currently detained at Mbale Central Police Station.

One of the mobilisers of People Power Movement in Mbale, Yusufu Kadama, was also arrested.

Daily Monitor reported that the administration of the BCU radio station was warned against hosting Bobi Wine two days earlier.

The station manager Godfrey Kakungulu and security officials have been engaged in numerous meetings over the same, but failed to agree on the way forward.

The RDC Mbale, Sulaiman Baraza Ogajjo, told Daily Monitor that they stopped the radio station from hosting Mr Kyagulanyi because he failed to seek permission.

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