Journalists who had gone to cover Bobi Wine at the United Nations Human Rights Office in Kololo have been badly beaten by the UPDF soldiers.
The soldiers heavily deployed and blocked roads leading to the UNHR office, where Bobi Wine was delivering a petition on Wednesday.
Relatives of missing persons had also joined the National Unity Platform (NUP) president to present the petition to the UN Human Rights offices in Kololo, on human rights abuses during and after the 2021 general election.
Soldiers instead turned on journalists and clobbered then to the point of being admitted to hospitals with serious injuries.
Some of the journalists assaulted by security operatives on Wednesday include Geoffrey Twesigye of NTV, Irene Abalo of Daily Monitor, Shamim Nabakooza of Record TV, John Cliff Wamala of NTV, Timothy Murungi of New Vision, Josephine Namakumbi of NBS, Henry Sekanjako of New Vision, Joseph Sabiti of NBS, Thomas Kitimbo of NBS TV, among others.
Some journalists sustained head injuries as a result of the beating while Abalo says she was followed by soldiers to the NTV car where she had sought refuge and beaten before she injured her leg.