13 Bobi Wine supporters arrested at a wedding in Jinja 

Issue: Freedom of assembly

Date: 22 January 2023

Location: Jinja

No. of people affected: 13

Profession of affected person(s): Unspecified

Perpetrator(s): Police

What happened

Police in Jinja district have arrested and detained 13 people said to be supporters of former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine on allegations of holding an unlawful assembly in the eastern Uganda city. According to police, the organisers sought permission saying the event was supposed to be a wedding ceremony that later turned into a political gathering. Mr Kyagulanyi, the National Unity Platform (NUP) principal, says his supporters were attacked by police while holding a peaceful gathering. Police fired teargas and ran into battles with the people who had attended the wedding ceremony. Several people were injured and admitted to hospital following a scuffle with the police.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor 

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