The neverending saga between oppositionleader Besigye’s attemps to stage demonstrations against the high price of living and the state authorities trying to prevent this from happening reached another climax last Tuesday.
A hired mob went to Besigye’s house, demanding payment for some vague tasks they supposedly performed during the February elections.
Fight between the two parties
When Besigye’s supporters suspected thy were goons, a fight broke out and at least a dozen people got seriously injured. I spoke with Anne Mugisha, secretary of International Affairs of Besigye’s FDC, and the most likely person to succeed Besigye in 2014.
According to her, the state showed a new low by huring mobs to attack Besigye and undermining his freedom of movement and right to demonstrate. The Africa Desk published my article about the day and the interview with Anne Mugisha.
You can find it here. The day after this happened, Besigye got arrested for the 9th time in 6 months as he tried to walk to work. The saga continues…