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Bobi Wine battles police as his concert is cancelled

December 26, 2018, 11:39 PM @ugandaonline

Bobi Wine facing off with police at his One Love Beach

Bobi Wine facing off with police at his One Love Beach after his concert was cancelled

Bobi Wine has for the last ten years held shows at his One Love Beach in Busabala on Boxing Day, but this year, things were different as police deployment was heavy several hours before the show could start.

The stage was brought down and guests who had booked were asked to leave as Bobi Wine explained on his wall; 

"A few minutes past midnight today, hordes of soldiers have been dropped by military trucks in Busabala. They have surrounded my premises at One Love Beach, where we were organising a Boxing Day show later today."

"They have ordered the stage and sound engineers to bring down the stage and pull down all materials we had put in place for the show."


"They have sent away our guests who were lodging at the Beach tonight and ordered all people out of the premises."

By Wednesday morning, fans who had started making their way to One Love Beach were stopped and those who persisted, were dispersed with a water cannon.

Police maintain that the Kyarenga star was not cleared and as far as they are concerned, safety of the revelers comes first. Ambulances and a Fire brigade are some of the requirements Bobi Wine was to avail.

"As if the raid last night was not enough, this morning they blocked the roads leading to the Beach and announced that our Boxing Day show is off. Our fans who had started gathering have been dispersed with tear gas and water cannons."

"My colleague artistes are having their shows unhindered. President Museveni was even recorded live advertising a show for one artiste (Bebe Cool), to be held on this same day."

Bobi Wine is so bitter over the development considering that, some of his shows in the days leading up to Christmas were cancelled. He later rushed to parliament where it was agreed that his shows could go on provided he could strike a balance between politics and entertainment. 

One of teh letters Bobi Wine wrote to police

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