Uganda: 37 Dead amid Protests over Pop Star Opposition Candidate's Arrest

Uganda: 37 Dead amid Protests over Pop Star Opposition Candidate's Arrest


At least 37 people in Uganda have died since opposition leader Bobi Wine’s arrest on Wednesday caused mass protests and unrest in the capital, Kampala, and other areas, police in the East African nation confirmed on Friday.

“Thirty-seven bodies have been counted so far,” Kampala Police pathologist Moses Byaruhanga said on Friday, according to Sky News.

“The death toll is likely to rise,” Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman Patrick Onyango added.

According to Onyango, police have arrested and detained 350 people in the capital since the unrest started on Wednesday.

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“What we have seen in the last few days, that is violence, vandalism, looting, intimidation, and threats, are crimes that were being committed (against) people who are not pro-NUP [National Unity Platform],” Uganda National Police spokesman Fred Enanga said on Friday. The NUP is the Ugandan opposition party led by Bobi Wine.

Ugandan Army spokeswoman Brigadier Flavia Byekwaso explained to the

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