Uganda’s President vows he will quash opposition figure Kizza Besigye

Uganda’s strongman vows he will quash protests led by opposition leader Kizza Besigye. “Besigye will not demonstrate in Kampala.” Earlier today, Ugandan troops arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye outside his home. He had left his house on his way to take part on a protest against high food and fuel prices. In this video clip Besigye is seen forcefully being dragged into the back of a pickup truck, and taken to a police station. “There will be no demonstration in Kampala.” said General Museveni.

This is the third time in less than two weeks that Besigye and other opposition leaders have been arrested by pro Museveni soldiers. Protests began last week after prices rose because of a drop in food production – due to drought in the east African country and an increase in transport cost as a result of higher global oil prices. General Museveni, who defeated Besigye in February’s presidential election won with 68 percent of the vote, and has been in power for 25 years.

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