LIVE BULLETS, TEARGAS ROCK MBARARA AS BESIGYE ARRESTED
By Deo Okoodi
Live bullets and teargas rocked Mbarara town yesterday Nov.14,2017 as police arrested former FDC president Rtd Col. Kiiza Besigye, Ingrid Turinawe and Patrick Amuriat.
Besigye and party colleagues who were scheduled to address a rally to canvass support for Patrick Amuriat at Kakyeeka stadium emerged from Grand Holiday International Hotel and tried to evade police as he drove through Mbarara Bus Park.
Police trailed him and later caught up with him at Mahembe Gente round about where they blocked the road as people pelted stones at police and in the process the rear window glass of his vehicle got shuttered.
The three were arrested and whisked away in a police van which action forced the cheering supporters to turn violent and police had to use live bullets and tear gas to disperse them.
Police also sprayed water into shops where people were hiding as they retreated.
Police declined to make any comment and by press time the three were still held up at Mbarara central police station.
www.mknewslink.com has learnt that Besigye was later driven back to Kampala.
Source:www.mknewslink.com a western Uganda news website