Drama as police arrest female MPs protesting harassment

Issue: Public demonstration

Date: 26 April 2023

Location: Kampala

No. of people affected: 11

Profession of affected person(s): Members of Parliament

Perpetrator(s): Police

What happened

There was drama near Parliament as police arrested about 11 female opposition legislators who aimed to lead a peaceful demonstration at a government office. The Members of Parliament were planning to hold a peaceful march on April 27, 2023, moving from Parliament to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to deliver a petition against police and other security agencies which often frustrate dissident activities, including rallies. Security officials, mostly female police, circled the protesting lawmakers and blocked their moves before viciously rounding up the group, and later throwing them on waiting police vehicles.

Source: Daily Monitor 

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