Monday, May 2, 2011
Besigye Attacked and Arrested
Last Thursday, opposition leader Kizza Besigye was brutally attacked by police officers who broke the windows of his car and sprayed him in the face with tear gas from close range. He is now in Nairobi receiving treatment and luckily has regained some of his sight. The attacks angered many Ugandans, leading to protests on Friday. Museveni's (president since 1986) military police responded violently with a great deal of tear gas as well as live ammo. Several protesters were killed and more than a hundred were injured. Besigye continues to encourage the peaceful walk-to-work movement.