The national army has spoken out on the ncident involving journalists and security.
Today, a joint deployment to deter processions as a standing SOP to prevent COVID 19 spread, led to confrontations with security.
Security deployed at a location named as a cut off security point to ensure Hon Kyagulanyi moves to UN offices with three people as the UN Human Rights officials had requested and not a crowd and a procession.
Army spokesperson Brig Gen Flavia Byekwaso claimed the procession with boda boda riders waited to force its way through carrying among them the non-identifiable journalists.
She said the group assaulted one of the security personnel at the cut off point and that required they be pushed back forcefully.
“Hence the scuffle. Therefore, it is not correct to allege that journalists were targeted.”
She said UPDF regrets that some journalists were injured as security carried out its duties.
“We maintain and will always respect our relationship with the media fraternity,” she noted.
She added: “UPDF further advises journalists on duty to always wear easily indentifiable press jackets.”