According to media sources, the security forces used tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition 3 November to disperse supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP, opposition) during the campaign. ” a demonstration in support of the candidate Bobi Wine (Robert Kyagulanyi) who intends to submit his candidacy for the presidential election scheduled for February 2021.
At least 15 people were injured.
According to the same information, the police arrested the candidate after leaving the Election Commission and detained him for several hours at his home.
Security sources reported that Bobi Wine had been arrested because he called on supporters of his party to mobilize despite the ban on gatherings decreed as part of the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Separately, in an alert message issued 2 November, US diplomatic authorities warned their nationals of a high risk of unrest 3 November when deposits of candidatures for the presidency.
The US mission advised against travel to Kampala.
We remind you that during the February 2021 election, the current President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, will seek a sixth term.
Ongoing protests, called for by opposition parties, are expected in the coming days.