Thursday, October 04 2012
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) boss Kizza Besigye has beaten the security around his house and made his way to town in a taxi. The passengers who were traveling in that taxi got a free ride as he paid for them.
Passengers, who got off the taxi before its final destination were tight lipped on the FDC boss traveling to town by taxi. The taxi got to the park and the FDC boss stormed out waving his V-sign as he started walking towards town.
His supporters gave him money in all sorts of denominations as they cheered him on. Police got wind of the fact that the man they are guarding at home is actually in town. This is when that part of the city was rocked with tear gas and bullets trying to disperse the crowds.
Shop owners, banks and malls were forced to close as the police engaged with crowds in running battles after they arrested the opposition leader, Kizza Besigye who was moving in his car that was traveling at snail speed.
At the time of filing this report, all the roads around the constitutional square had been blocked with the main bus stand out of bounds to the public. The FDC boss was still in his car as police was contemplating on how to get him out.
It's four days to the Golden Jubilee when Uganda marks 50 years of independence. Police has banned all sorts of rallies at least up to the time when the main celebrations are done.
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