2 Killed, 100 Wounded in Uganda Riots

Published on Friday 29th April 2011

Riots in Uganda's capital have left at least two people dead and hundreds wounded after police fired live ammunition rounds, rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters.Rioters burned tires and set up blockades in parts of Kampala to protest the latest arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.Besigye was arrested on Thursday for the fourth time this month after security forces stopped his car in Kampala.  Video showed police smashing the car window and spraying the opposition leader with tear gas.President Yoweri Museveni has warned that such protests will not be tolerated.Besigye has led a series of "walk to work" demonstrations to protest high food and fuel prices.President Museveni has blamed soaring food and fuel prices on poor weather and global economic factors.The top U.S. diplomat for Africa said he telephoned Uganda's foreign minister on Thursday to protest what he said was the serious mistreatment of Besigye.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.



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