Ugandan Police Put Down Protest by Angry Voters in Kampala

    Published February 18, 2016


    Voters in the Munyonyo area of the Ugandan capital Kampala said they were not given presidential ballots in the Feb. 18 election - just ballots for parliamentary elections.  That, combined with the late arrival of the ballots, sparked a protest that ended with police firing tear gas at demonstrators.

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    Police in Kampala leave a polling place with empty ballot boxes, spilling many boxes onto the road as they hastily departed. E. Paulat/VOA

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    Angry voters in Kampala who say they were denied their ballots march on the police line with a Kizza Besigye poster.

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    Two police officers in riot gear talk as the line of angry voters in Kampala advances. E. Paulat/VOA

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    Military police arrived on the scene not long after to secure the area. E. Paulat/VOA

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    Members of the press stand behind a police line as they advance on protesters, moments before tear gas was fired. E. Paulat/VOA

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    Voters run from tear gas fired at them by police (E. Paulat/VOA)

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