Protest

National coordinator of the Human Rights Network for Journalists (HRNJ) Geoffrey Ssebagala Wokulira tapes his mouth shut in a gesture protesting the silencing of the press during the closure of Ugandan media houses in May 2013. The police had closed the media houses on the pretext of looking for a letter written by renegade General David Ssejusa

Police Patrol

A heavily loaded police patrol truck swerves into Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) premises after arresting the Democratic Party president and some party members on July 20th 2017. Police had raided a planned demonstration against lifting the presidential age limit at City Square, and more than five party members were arrested and later released on police bond. 

Flag Off

Mr. Denis Ssenono aka Den City, a flag raiser on top of former presidential candidate, Mr. Robert Kyagulanyi’s car in the January 2021 dragged by anti-riot to Nalufenya police station, in Jinja district for protesting the arrest of Mr. Kyagulanyi on November 18th 2020. Mr. Kyagulanyi was arrested in Luuka district in Eastern Uganda by security agencies and driven to Jinja district for allegedly flouting ministry of Health SOPs on COVID-19. Mr. Ssenono was charged with others after two days in detention.
Female police officers drag prominent Ugandan Academic Stella Nyanzi to a waiting police van near Buganda Road court on May 18, 2020 in Ugandans capital, Kampala, who was with other activists who were aggrieved with the way the Uganda government distributed food to her citizens and also still kept in lockdown. Dr. Stella said that the prevailing Covid-19 measures have created apartheid state and occasioned avoidable suffering upon many Ugandans, especially women, low-income earners and ordinary citizens. They were also calling upon government to give all Ugandans food, lift the lockdown and adjust the curfew which starts at 7:00 PM, pardon and release all political prisoners and the 7000 persons arrested and detained for violating covid-19 measures and repatriate all Ugandans stuck abroad. She was later arrested with four others and detained at Central police station in Kampala.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Political Violence

The 2016 campaigns in Uganda were characterised by many events of violence, with several instances of conflict between security forces and opposition candidates and supporters. On 15th February 2016 Kizza Besigye (FDC) was on his way to a rally in the city centre when police blocked his route and requested that he use an alternative road. A stand-off ensued, scuffles erupted, teargas was fired and, despite his supporters attempting to protect him, Besigye was arrested before later being released and driven back to his home in Kasangati.

Images by Abubaker Lubowa

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