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02 May 2019 | 06:49 PM UTC

Uganda: Protesters and police violently clash in Kiboga May 2

Uganda News Alert

Protesters and police violently clash in Kiboga (Central region) May 2; heightened security presence and residual traffic disruptions likely over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/2/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Kampala). COUNTRY/REGION Kiboga (Central region)

Event

Protests over the detention of Opposition Forum for Change (FDC) party officials resulted in running battles with police on Thursday, May 2, in Kiboga (Central region). The clashes reportedly halted business and traffic flow in and around the town for more than two hours after local residents obstructed roads in the area. The detained FDC party leaders were reportedly released and escorted by police out of Kiboga.

A heightened security presence and residual disruptions to traffic are likely in the area over the coming hours.  

Advice

Individuals near Kiboga (Central region) are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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