Four time presidential candidate Kizza Besigye has been taken to Nagalama Police Station.
Besigye was forcefully pulled out of his car through a shattered window by the Police on Monday morning after a botched Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) meeting at Namboole.
Police had earlier blocked FDC leaders from holding their general assembly at Namboole’s parking grounds.
According to FDC spokesman Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, his party was to supposed to hold a press conference at Namboole at 11:00 am then after resume with their assembly.
However, early in the morning Police had already had blocked Party members from accessing Namboole stadium parking grounds with tear gas vehicles parked in all roads accessing the venue.
On reaching it, FDC supporters forcibly wanted to bypass the police barricades which forced officers to fire tear gas which dispersed them.
Among the leaders who were forcibly refused even to step out of their cars are the FDC president Patrick Amuriat Oboi and Besigye.
Following a long struggle with Police, FDC leaders resolved to go back hold their general assembly at the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi.
However, on their way to Najjanankumbi, Police blocked Besigye’s car on the reasons that they are inconveniencing the order of the city following a large number of FDC supporters which had lead to traffic jam.
This is the moment FFU Commander Agero hit President Kizza Besigye’s car front screen with an AK47 at Spear. He pushed the gun barrel right into the screen and smashed it.
That was after hitting the screen with his hand and failing to break it. Then they went on to smash all other screens to get Besigye out. He is detained at Naggalama.
“The police led by Field Force Unit Commander Rashid Agero then descended on Besigye’s car, hitting the front screen with a gun butt around Spear Motors, Nakawa He destroyed it’s windows and pulled him out before bundling him into a waiting car and driven to Nagalama,” a source told Watchdog Uganda.
Efforts to get a comment from the Police were futile by the time we published this article.
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