Uganda riot: death toll rise to seven

19th November 2020

The Death toll in the protests against the arrest of Ugandan presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi has risen to seven with more than 40 people reported being injured.

Graphic videos flooded social media with people laying in the street understood to being shot dead.

According to the Red Cross, the frontline workers have assisted 11 people with gunshot wounds.

The riots started after the presidential candidate organized a rally that had more than 200 people in attendance which was against government set restriction.

Meanwhile, opposition presidential candidates have suspended their campaigns, calling for fellow contestants to be released.

The USA condemned the riot and death.

"The United States deplores the violence that has claimed multiple lives today, and we extend our sympathy to the victims’ families and loved ones. We urge all parties to renounce violence, undertake good-faith measures to reduce tensions, and respect fundamental freedoms." The US mission Uganda said.

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