Police start probe into Bobi Wine protest killings

This photo taken on November 19, 2020 shows Uganda Red Cross rescue team helping one of the people who were injured in the riots which swept Kampala and other parts of Kampala following the arrest of Presidential aspirant Robert Kyagulanyi. PHOTO/ UGANDA RED CROSS 

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  • Police revealed that they have tasked the investigating team to collect and analyse several cartridges spent and unspent during the protests and scrutinise the videos obtained from their CCTV cameras to determine which gun was fired recklessly and who fired it. 

Police said they have commenced investigations into the killing of 54 people during the recent protests to establish culpability and prosecute the perpetrators. 
The police categorised the dead into two; those who were directly involved in the demonstrations and were killed in confrontation with police, and those who were innocently killed by stray bullets from reckless security operatives.
 
At least 54 were killed, mainly by security forces, after police arrested Opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, in Luuka District on November 18 which sparked spontaneous protests in the capital Kampala and other towns around the country. 

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