Police is battling the youthful supporters of National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate, Bobi Wine, in Kireka, Wakiso district.
The anti-riot police personnel fired teargas to disperse the rowdy crowds protesting Bobi Wine’s arrest earlier today after his presidential nomination in Kyambogo.
It all started with the youth using tyres and bricks to block the main Jinja highway near Shell fuel station in Kireka.
Clad in red attire, the lads played football in the middle of the road, a situation police quickly moved in to contain.
The youth chanted: “People Power, Our Power”.
The youth pelted stones at police which compelled anti-riot personnel to lobby teargas canisters at the crowd.
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Many fled into Kireka alleys up to Kyambogo and Banda suburbs.
Earlier today, EC chairman Justice Simon Byabakama warned Bobi against flouting guidelines issued by the electoral body in the conduct of the elections.
“Processions along public roads are prohibited,” Byabakama told Bobi who had earlier addressed gatherings along various stopovers on his way to the nomination venue in Kyambogo.
“As a presidential aspirant, we expect you to take personal responsibility by discouraging your supporters from gathering in large numbers,” said Byabakama.