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Uganda is on fire.
Ugandans call upon the current United States administration, the including the incoming Joe Biden administration once it’s in office, and it’s allies in the U.K. and the EU countries to: HALT all arms shipments to Uganda; and, suspend all non-essential aid to the country until presidential candidate Bobi Wine is released, and until after the country holds Free and Fair Elections in January 2021, and beyond.
The death toll is now estimated to have reached 30 and climbing following the “WEDNESDAY MASSACRE” of demonstrators in Uganda on November 18, 2020. The civilians were massacred in various cities including the capital Kampala by Ugandan dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni’s armed force when they protested the arrest of Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, a.k.a Bobi Wine.
The Museveni dictatorship has received an average of $1 billion annually in financial and military support from the United States. All such aid must be suspended immediately. Bobi Wine had been driving throughout the country campaigning for the January 2021 presidential election. Bobi Wine’s campaign tours have attracted tens of thousands of Ugandans who waved as he drove through several towns.
In one city, the military blocked off roads to prevent his supporters from greeting the candidate. Thousands of Ugandans crossed through deep swamps and were able to greet the candidate. Yesterday, after Bobi Wine who heads the National Unity Platform (NUP) party reached Luuka District in eastern Uganda for a scheduled campaign event he was surrounded by dozens of armed security agents who violently arrested him. He’s since been denied access to his lawyer, doctor, and family.
Another candidate, Patrick Amuriat, who is candidate of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party was also arrested and then released. Ugandans don’t trust the brutal and corrupt Museveni regime. This is the second time he’s been arrested in the last two months. In August 2018, when Bobi Wine was first arrested he was so severely tortured that he had to travel to the United States for medical treatment.
The Museveni regime cynically claimed Bobi Wine was arrested because the large sizes of people showing up to see him drive by exceeded and violated Covid19 related restrictions to 200. Yet, while the crowds appearing at Gen. Museveni’s own events are minute—hundreds—compared to Bobi Wine’s his events also attract more than 200 yet he has not been arrested.
The truth of the matter is that Gen. Museveni saw the hundreds of thousands who’ve greeted Bobi Wine and he’s panicked. He’s trying to derail the campaign and avoid holding free and fair elections in January, 2021.
After 34 Years of Genocidal dictatorship in Uganda—and wars of aggression in Rwanda, Congo, and South Sudan— by Gen. Museveni the people are saying ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Ugandan blood is flowing in the streets. Ugandans are making sacrifices in order to create a New Uganda. Ugandans reserve the right to use all means allowed by the constitution to remove dictatorship.
Yet, the longer countries like the United States, Britain, and the EU countries continue to support Gen. Museveni, the more Ugandans will be killed by the dictatorship.
1. Ugandans want Gen. Museveni to be held accountable for the ongoing massacre, and for his past crimes.
2. Ugandans want the Western countries that have supported Museveni with financing and weapons to withdraw their backing and demand that Museveni be held accountable for the “WEDNESDAY MASSACRE.”
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Source of original article: Black Star News (www.blackstarnews.com).
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