Uganda police block opposition prayers

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Police in Rukungiri District in western Uganda Monday blocked the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party from holding thanksgiving prayers for the deceased supporters.

“Instead of providing badly needed security and policing services to Ugandans, Uganda police is heavily deployed in various parts of Rukungiri today to stop an innocent, peaceful thanksgiving function! Road to my home blockaded. May be planning to massacre people as happened in Kasese!” former party president Kizza Besigye tweeted on Monday.

On Sunday, police in Kigezi region said they had written to FDC leaders advising them to call off the event.

Addressing journalists in Rukungiri, District Police Commander Moses Nanoka, who was flanked by his Kigezi region spokesperson Elly…

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