National Unity Platform (NUP) party members over the weekend gathered outside United Nations headquarters in New York to demonstrate against what they termed President Museveni’s “misrule”.
US based multimedia journalist Remmy Bahati tweeted: “Dozens of Ugandans demonstrate against President @KagutaMuseveni in front of the United Nations headquarters during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.”
The group donning red t-shirts and berets, shouted slogans and held placards with messages denouncing the government.
“Masaka lives matter, Museveni must be investigated for crimes against humanity” and “a government of dictatorship,” read some of the placard messages.
They were joined by the Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga.
“We want the whole world to see the level of injustice, oppression, and intimidation currently going on in Uganda,” Mpuuga said.
Also present were; Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s brother Fred Nyanzi Ssentamu aka Chairman Nyanzi and Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament Francis Zaake.
They vowed to show the world that blatant human rights abuses are being committed in Uganda by the regime and its security agencies.
This came shortly after President Museveni had addressed the UN General Assembly on respect for human rights and the rule of the law.
Uganda Media Centre executive director, Ofwono Opondo, described the protesters as “lazy, idle people in the diaspora who have failed to come back and develop their country”.