Fresh protests have broken out in different parts of the country following the arrests and detention of Kyadondo East member of parliament Hon Kyagulanyi Robert aka Bobi Wine.
On Monday, protesters in Busia border blocked all the trucks from Mombasa from entering Uganda as a result of inhuman arrests and detention of Bobi Wine and several opposition members of parliament who were arrested following chaos in Arua.
In Jinja, protesters mostly youth blocked Jinja bridge cutting off all traffic from and to Kampala. They are demanding unconditional release of their area member of parliament Paul Mwiru and Bobi Wine who have arrested on the 13 July. Mwiru along side 33 others have been charged of treason at Gulu chief magistrate court and have been remanded till 30th August.
Several parts of Kampala including Kireeka, Jinja road, Kisseka maekets, Nansana, Kalerwe, and all taxi parks have been paralyzed by protests. Businesses have come to standstill as angry residents are demonstrating the arrests and tortures of several people including Bobi Wine among others.
The protesters have blocked several roads within Kampala and its suburbs with disused tires and set them on fire. Police are using teargas and bullets to disperse the protesters but the situation remains tense and people are engaging people in running battles.
Others areas experiencing protests are Arua park and Nasser road where police is engaging in running battles with angry youth. Most shops have remain closed in Kampala.