Business came at standstill in areas of Namulanda, along Entebbe road as several youths who were holding placards, engaged in what they had termed as a peaceful demonstration on Thursday afternoon. The campaign organisers were reportedly using social media and leaflets with inscriptions; “Time is Now. Join protests to fight for our victory. M7 tajja kulayira.”
On Tuesday while addressing officials of the Party at NUP headquarters in Kamwokya, Kyagulanyi announced that he will lead Nation wide peaceful demonstrations as part of the Party’s efforts to reclaim their victory. “I call upon you to rise up peacefully, unarmed and demonstrate against a regime that has oppressed us,” he said to applause. “They’ve oppressed us, exploited us and turned into slaves in our own country,” Kyagulanyi said.
He added thus, “the women, whose sons are missing, the Ugandans who voted and your results were short-changed, come out and peacefully demonstrate against that impunity.” Since the announcement, the Uganda Police Force and sister security agencies have been deployed in and around the Kampala metropolitan area to quell the peaceful demonstrations with several youths getting arrested in the first two days.