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Police clash with protesting city traders

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th June 2015 01:24 PM

Police clash with traders protesting the hiking of electricity charges by their landlord, Drake Lubega.

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Police clash with traders protesting the hiking of electricity charges by their landlord, Drake Lubega.


By Joseph Makumbi

KAMPALA - Police clashed with traders at City Complex building along Market Street in Kampala who were protesting the hiking of electricity charges by their landlord, Drake Lubega on Thursday.


(Photographs by Joseph Makumbi)

An injured protester on a police patrol car


The protest began with traders holding placards and shouting "Twagala Drake, Twagala Drake", a Luganda phrase meaning we want talk to Drake.
 

 
A bloodied protester being helped by people


Police, led by the DPC of Central Police Station, Michael Musani, came to try and calm the situation but it only spiralled out of control, an episode that forced the security operatives to fire teargas and bullets to disperse the crowd. Many of the protestors suffered injuries.

 

Protesters outside City Complex building, one holding a placard
 
 
 
An officer tries to calm down protesters


 
 
This protester was arrested and bundled onto a police patrol vehicle

 
 
The traders were angry at the hiking of electricity charges
 
 
 
Police were deployed to calm the situation 


 
 
Many people were caught in the fracas. Here, a pregnant woman is being helped after suffering from the effects of teargas

 

 

Police clash with protesting city traders

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