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Bobi Wine calls for mass protests against police

Bobi Wine

Bobi Wine

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi has called for mass protests against the actions of police and other state injustices meted out on Ugandans.

Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine called on Ugandans to massively protest, peacefully against actions of the police leadership and their brutality. Bobi Wine made the announcement from him home in Magere where he was forcefully returned by police after being blocked from holding a press conference at his One Love Beach in Busabala.

Bobi Wine, on Monday morning defiantly drove to Busabala only to find heavy security deployment. He was forcefully dragged out after police smashed his vehicles window using gun butts and sprayed him with teargas and pepper spray. 

Bobi's call for protests is a sudden change in strategy after he and other opposition leaders castigated former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Kizza Besigye who has always maintained that only civil disobedience can wrestle power from the firm grip of President Yoweri Museveni.

Bobi Wine has for long been calling on citizens to get national IDs so they can vote Museveni out of power in 2021. Recently, Bobi Wine said it was wrong for Besigye to claim democracy doesn't work in Uganda yet he has stood and lost four times and that anybody who says that elections can't remove Museveni from power is an enemy of the people of Uganda. 

But now Bobi Wine says, after trying out all other lawful avenues to seek justice including petitioning parliament, Uganda Human Rights Network, they have now resolved to go for the last lawful avenue of protests since police has continued infringing on the rights of Ugandans. 

He says today, Tuesday he will walk to the police headquarters in Naguru since the police has in possession two of his cars. He also said in total, 124 of his music concerts have been blocked by police. 

"We are encouraged by the people of Algeria who in the past weeks forced a dictator to resign; and the people of Sudan who through peaceful protests forced a powerful despot to give way. While we are aware that our brothers and sisters in those countries are yet to achieve full freedom after their efforts are being hijacked by those who wield guns, we celebrate with them the victory of removing the biggest stumbling blocks in their path to freedom." Bobi Wine recently wrote on his Facebook page.

He said his calls for people to get national IDs has been misunderstood, saying he is not naive and that they are aware that President Museveni and his machinery have rigged elections before and will definitely attempt to do it again even in 2021. He 'clarified' that the reason they want people to get national IDs is because elections should be organised within 6 months in case Museveni were to be forced out of power by protests. 

He also said the next leader of Uganda after must be got through the electoral process hence the call for national IDs. 


0 #11 Jama 2019-04-23 15:00
Nothing this regime as any totalitarian of today fears like a massive demonstration.

The Algerian and Sudanese armies are ranked among the best in Africa,but surrendered to popular pressure
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0 #12 Remase 2019-04-23 15:49
Kyagulanyi, welcome aboard, M7 won't and will never be removed from power by the polls.

Remember, he didn't capture power by the polls but by means of the gun. M7 only knows violence, patronage, nepotism and corruption are M7's way of governing.

That will never change. I agree with you that power belongs to us, Ugandans, and that is what Besigye has been preaching all along.

There is nothing new in what M7 is doing to you. You recently stated that M7 only targets you as a musician to fail you from earning a living.

Besigye owns gas stations and they are not closed. You also own gas stations, how many have they closed?

Stop attacking Besigye. You should join forces to fight a common enemy. Furthermore, don't organize a one time protest, that will end up not achieving the ultimate goal.

Yes the Algeria and Sudan's way is the way to go. However, we need to be more organized. Let's know what we need, how to get it and what we do after we get it. The entire system is rotten,
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-1 #13 Remase 2019-04-23 16:07
Lakwena, "In other words, what goes around comes around! Bobi Wine has now got a bit of what Dr. Besigye experienced on 28th April 2011, at Mulago Round About.

For Dr. KB's case, he had to be airlifted for medical treatment in Nairobi." Bobi Wine knows it.

However, he thought that by attacking Besigye it will make him better.

Hell no. It only makes M7 stronger and I'm certain that Wine is not intending to make M7 stronger. He should join Besigye to fight a common enemy.
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0 #14 naboma 2019-04-23 16:45
Quoting Lakwena:
In other words, what goes around comes around! Bobi Wine has now got a bit of what Dr. Besigye experienced on 28th April 2011, at Mulago Round About. For Dr. KB's case, he had to be airlifted for medical treatment in Nairobi.

And since BW and the Abed Bwanika of this country have already made claim and condemned Dr. Besigye for lamely trying 4 time and failed, we wish him good luck.

Thanks Lakwena for your keen eye always-he blamed KB for failing to oust the junta-he is already doing what KB did years back.

Deluded fellow just. How can a sensible person get advice from Bwanika and Mao instead of KB???
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0 #15 Karemire 2019-04-23 17:33
Quoting juwait kali:
People like Lwanga and Mayiga will never allow or support such a call to disrupt their loot.

Wake up Uganda we can do it without them.

So, the Drums (the bantu call for war) are beating loud, but "bilo" (the Nilotic one) is still silent.

I imagine that both would be required, working in unison. The Easterner can bring in both the drum and the whistle, if the would like to join the game too. It is safe, for now at least,to count the West out of it.
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0 #16 juwait kali 2019-04-23 21:38
KAREMIRE the Nilotics are not silent you saw what happened In Arua.

Its the bagisu Mbale who have gone silent don't know why. Buganda should fight this one they are at the heart of the kitchen.

But what makes me laugh are the people who are saying bobi wine has failed just like Besigye. How long has Besigye been challenging? And how long has bobi challenged?
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