The Uganda police has clashed with opposition leaders and supporters in Kampala after the opposition went ahead with the demonstration against Uganda’s Electoral Commission.
Reports indicate that anti riot police armed with batons, guns and tear gas have battled with opposition supporters in down town Kampala, with the President of Forum for Democratic Change, Dr. Kiiza Besigye heavily involved in the scuffle with police.
The opposition leader was slapped by a yet unidnetified policeman and laiter clobbered by another man belioeved to be a security oeprative.
The police had earlier warned members of the Inter-party coalition against going ahead with their planned demonstration to take place on Kampala streets starting Wednesday.
The members of the Inter Party Coalition (IPC) has been threatening to hold a massive demonstration across Uganda’s capital city, Kampala to show their continued opposition to the current Uganda Electoral Commission.
The IPC wants the commission led by Eng. Badru Kiggundu disbanded accusing the current leadership of being biased towards the ruling National Resistance Movement government.
The spokesperson of Uganda Police, Judith Nabakooba says the IPC members did not inform the police about their planned demonstration to provide for the necessary security.
She says the IPC members have been advised to abandon the idea until they have planned for the same with the police as is the Uganda procedure requires.
Nabakooba told journalists that the police will not allow them to go ahead with the demonstration if they insist on carrying on with the same.
The police has heavily deployed across the city in anticipation of the said demonstration until the confrontation started when the demonstrators approached down town Kampala.