A protest held over recurrent power outages was forcibly dispersed by security forces in Gulu municipality on Monday, November 19. Hundreds of people reportedly participated in the demonstration; security forces dispersed the protesters by firing tear gas and live ammunition. Similar demonstrations are possible in Gulu municipality over the coming days.
Power outages have frequently affected Gulu in recent weeks and have led to mounting public frustration.
Individuals in Gulu municipality are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations due to the risk of violence, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities. Keep battery-powered devices fully charged whenever possible in anticipation of further power outages.
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