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Uganda protests leave 16 dead: police | Goulburn Post



Sixteen people have been killed over two days of demonstrations in Uganda, police say, after the arrest of a popular opposition leader. Police arrested leading opposition figure and pop star Bobi Wine on the campaign trail for the 2021 election on Wednesday, allegedly for breaching COVID-19 rules about public gatherings, and clashes broke out in Kampala. “The total number of casualties has increased from three deaths to 16. We are still analysing and receiving reports of the casualties,” deputy police spokesman Patrick Onyango said. He said in a press release that the number of injured was now at 65. Police blamed Wine’s supporters for the unrest and said they had responded “by firing teargas, rubber bullets, water cannons, used batons…

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