Police in Kampala have detention 17 youths who were arrested while holding demonstrations at both the American and Japanese embassies.
The first group was intercepted on Monday morning at around 9am at the US Embassy in Nsambya.
The youths who claim to belong to the ruling NRM party said they were there to express dissatisfaction on how foreign countries are interfering in Ugandan affairs.
At the time police intercepted them, the group had blocked part of the road from Kampala to Gaba as they converged at the Embassy’s main entrance with placards and posters.
These were taken to Kabalagala Police station where they are currently detained.
The second group was arrested at the Japanese Embassy on Kyadondo Road.
These were found at the embassy gate and had blocked the road from Fair Way Hotel leading to Wandegeya.
Police struggled to apprehend the youths, as they turned violent and asked the officers to vacate the place and leave them since they were expressing their constitutional rights.
“We are not doing it for ourselves, we are also fighting for you” one of the demonstrators told Police.
“We are an independent nation which can decide for its own, therefore we don’t need any country to interfere with our country’s affairs ” said Deus Kananura one of the NRM youth members
According to Deputy Spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan Luke Owesigyire the arrested persons are going to be charged with Unlawful Assembly.