NUP Meeting Blocked For Failing To Meet SOPs

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Today, National Unity platform (NUP) had organised to open their offices around Balintuma Road in Old Kampala.
They had erected nine tents and mobilised people to attend in large numbers.
They had also planned and hired a brass band to lead their procession from Namirembe upto the venue.
We talked to the organisers to put in place all the necessary SOPs of the Ministry of Health.
They refused to comply.
They went ahead to organise the function without considering social distancing, majority had no masks although a few were putting on but in the wrong way..
This was going to be a breeding ground for COVID19.
We talked to them again and they decided to leave the venue but later on they reorganised and came attacking police.
We responded by firing teargas to disperse them.
Police did not use rubble bullets during the operation and there was no injuries. Two suspects have been arrested and they are being detained at Old Kampala Police Station on charges of disobedience of lawful orders.
The situation is back to normal.

SP Patrick Onyango

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