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FDC Speaks Out And Demands The Release Of Women Activists In Police Custody

FDC Speaks Out And Demands Release Of Women Activists In Police Custody

The Forum for Democratic Change party, FDC, has expressed concern over their women activists that Police arrested yesterday.

These women were protesting skyrocketing prices of commodities and the long detention of their former party president Dr. Kizza Besigye.

The women in question include; Soroti Woman MP Anna Adeke Ebaju, Kampala Deputy Lord Mayor Doreen Nyanjura and Margaret Wokuri, a woman leader in the party among others.

Further, Harold Kaija, the deputy secretary general of FDC condemned the arrest of the women leaders saying they have a right to protest.

“The party is concerned with the manner in which the police have handled the demonstration by women. We saw police officers beating women who were carrying out a peaceful demonstration. We think a country like Uganda must respect women,” he said.

Up until now, the women in question are still under arrest. Much as the government has said, there is not much they can do about the skyrocketing prices, opposition insists that there is still something the government can do.

This is also the reason why strikes are unending all in the name of getting attention of the government.

Meanwhile, Harold also commented about what happened in Omoro county saying the results were not worth celebrating.

“We were seen as thugs. We were seen as thieves. And, we were seen as murderers of people facing treason charges. They beat many people, and arrested others. In such a situation, you will find that even the results are not worth celebrating,” he said.

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