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Women demonstrating at the Central Police Station protesting against the brutal arrest of the FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe. Photo by Isaac Kasamani

Women demonstrating at the Central Police Station protesting against the brutal arrest of the FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe. Photo by Isaac Kasamani 

By John Njoroge

Posted  Monday, April 23   2012 at  11:43
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Several women were on Monday morning arrested after stripping down to their bras at Kampala Central Police Station (CPS) as they protested the brutal manner in which the opposition Forum for Democratic Change Women’s League leader Ingrid Turinawe was arrested last Friday.

Ms Turinawe was assaulted on Friday as the police blocked a rally called by the opposition in Nansana, outside Kampala.

The women first held a press conference at Open House at Buganda Road in Kampala before marching to CPS while holding placards. When they reached CPS, they stripped down to their bras, prompting the police to order them to leave the station. They were arrested after they refused to heed to this call.

The Daily Monitor is yet to ascertain how many women were arrested.