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Uganda cops surround Besigye's home

2011-08-15 14:48

Kampala - A Ugandan official says heavily armed police have surrounded the home of an opposition leader who last week led a protest march that police dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Opposition party official Anne Mugisha said on Monday she did not know why Kizza Besigye's home was surrounded. Several roadblocks were seen near his home.

She said Besigye left on Monday morning for his Kampala office.

Deputy police spokesperson Vincent Sekate said police were also deployed in other parts of the country.

Besigye was acquitted on Tuesday of charges resulting from the "walk to work" protests he led in March and April that were among the most serious anti-government demonstrations in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Human Rights Watch said police killed nine people during the marches.