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Police battle Makerere students over age limit demo

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st September 2017 11:08 AM

Police fired teargas to disperse students who had started blocking roads and chanting anti-age limit removal slogans.

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Police fired teargas to disperse students who had started blocking roads and chanting anti-age limit removal slogans.


Police on Thursday blocked a demonstration by Makerere University students over age limit removal.

Police fired teargas to disperse students who had started blocking roads and chanting anti-age limit removal slogans. 

Police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit.

 

 Some of the students arrested in a protest.

A ruling party lawmaker is expected to put forward a bill to amend a constitutional provision that states the president must be between 35 and 75 years old.

Police chief Kale Kayihura said in a statement that a planned protest was intended to cause "violence and mayhem" and urged demonstrators to use "indoor meetings" to express their opinion.


 

 

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