Opposition: We shall continue with joint rallies

The Leader of opposition in parliament Winnie Kiiza has said the opposition shall continue to hold joint rallies whether the police likes it or not.

Addressing journalists at parliament today, Kiiza said they will go ahead with joint consultations saying there is no law that bars them.

"We shall go ahead with our joint rallies. Why should the police stop us," Kiiza queried.

The meetings are intended to consult the people over the age-limit bill which is currently before the Legal Affairs committee of parliament.

The bill seeks to remove the cap on the presidential age-limit.

Police yesterday violently broke down an opposition consultative meeting at Kasubi that had been organised by Moses Kasibante, the Rubaga North MP.

A number of opposition leaders ran for the lives as police fired teargas and live bullets to disperse the crowd.

In a statement issued after the fracas, Asuman Mugenyi, the director of operations in the police said politicians have been stopped from carrying out consultative meetings in constituencies they don’t represent.

“MPs should strictly consult in their constituencies.Those MPs moving or intending to move in order to support counterparts or consult outside their constituencies must be stopped,”read in part of Mugenyi's message to all Regional Police Commanders, District Police Commanders and police stations around the country.

According to the message consultations should not include illegal demonstrations, illegal processions, inciting violence and use of hate campaigns.


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