Uganda gov't bans planned protests over polls

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 26, 2011 12:45

KAMPALA, Uganda  — Ugandan police said they will not allow peaceful demonstrations called for by an opposition candidate who claims the president rigged the recent election.

Kale Kayihura, the inspector general of police, said opposition leaders want to cause violence and destabilize the country using the pretext of peaceful demonstrations.

Official election results said President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for a quarter-century, won 68 percent of the vote.

Police said Saturday the opposition had not met the legal requirements for the demonstrations to be permitted. They said the opposition had not provided police with details of the venue, time and number of people expected.


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