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NRM youths supporters storm parliament, over 40 arrested

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NRM youths supporters storm parliament, over 40 arrested

Police arresting youths outside parliament

Police arresting youths outside parliament

A section of NRM youths supporters have stormed parliament protesting the alleged interference of the UK government into the Uganda’s internal political affairs.
The youths who were in different groups donned in their party colour have had a serious running battle, exchanging words with both parliamentary police and antiriot police outside the gate of parliament.
The youth had wanted to petition speaker Rebecca Kadaga to ban the British High commission and other Foreign countries from interfering into Uganda internal political affairs .
This group is challenging the recent debate on the Uganda democracy rule of law and good governance by the UK house of common
On Monday police arrested over 50 NRM youths on the ground of holding unlawful procession after being blocked from accessing the premises of parliament to deliver a petition to the speaker of parliament.
It was a bitter situation at the parliamentary gate when a group of police got involved in an argument and physical fights as the youths insisted on delivering their documents to the speaker.

Police struggling with protestors

Police struggling with protestors

“If you don’t love Museveni for us we love him, we did not come here to engage in a fight but we have come to deliver our letter to the Speaker. We don’t want opposition to use Foreigners to interfere in our political affairs “One of the youth said.
The youths say their intention was to come and deliver their grievances to parliament.
The deputy police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Luke Owoyesigire confirmed the arrest of 50 youths and said they are currently detained at Central Police in Kampala
“What they should do is to follow right procedures on how they can approach parliament” he added
Last week the same youths were arrested on the same issues after they stormed British High commission offices in Kampala

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