Uganda: Stone Throwers Planted By Police, Says Besigye

Dr Besigye said preliminary information shows they could have been planted by police to portray the FDC supporters as violent and law breakers

Dr Kizza Besigye has said police could have planted people in the crowd following him in Mbarara on Saturday to throw stones at them (police) to win sympathy and get an excuse of harassing his supporters.

Addressing journalists in Kabale on Monday, after attending court where he is battling charges of inciting violence in 2012, Dr Besigye said they are investigating people that pelted police with stones in Mbarara.

He said preliminary information shows they could have been planted by police to portray the FDC supporters as violent and law breakers.

On Sunday, IGP Kale Kayihura told journalists in Mbarara that Dr Besigye's supporters pelted police with stones injuring two constables; Ouni Paul and Elijah Byarugaba.

He said police did not retaliate because they wanted the public to see why some times they (police) respond with force.

He added that human rights activists should as well come clear about Dr Besigye's supporters throwing stones at police officers

Source: The Monitor.

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