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Tear Gas and Arrests: Birth of a Ugandan Civil Rights Movement?

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Kampala - 04.11.2010 - Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested while walking to work in Kampala, the country's capitol, this Monday morning, as part of a Walk to Work protest of the rising cost of fuel and consequent rise in the cost of living.
Norbert Mao, another of the leading presidential candidates in Uganda's February election, was also arrested walking to work in Kampala.
Both have been released, and Besigye has been charged with inciting violence. He has since told Uganda's National Monitor that he is willing to die to restore sanity to Ugandan governance, including civil liberties for all citizens.
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Ann Garrison is an independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes region. She can be reached at (more...)
 

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