Deputy PRO Kampala Metropolitan area Asp Luke Owoyesigyire has warned artist, promoters, comedians who are planning to stage a demonstration at the National Theatre
Asp Luke Owoyesigyire said that although demonstrations are human rights, but organizers must follow required of lawful before demonstrations and if they fall police will deploy strategically in order to stop them from unlawful act.
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He advised the organizers to desist in engaging in unlawful demonstrations.
The territorial Police of Kampala Metropolitan Area has noted with concern messages on social media and distributed leaflets urging the general public, especially promoters, artists, comedians, and musicians, to participate in demonstrations tomorrow (March 31) at the national theatre in Kampala City.
Although demonstrations are a human right, organizers must follow required of lawful processes before demonstrations.
Currently, gatherings that are likely to lead to the spread of COVID-19 virus are prohibited in accordance to Ministry of Health guidelines.
Police will enforce the guidelines to the letter.
We advise the organisers to desist in engaging in unlawful demonstrations.
The Police will deploy strategically in order to stop any unlawful act from taking place.
We call upon the organizers of these demonstrations to opt for other lawful ways of passing on their grievances with disrupting the day to day running of business in Kampala City which is currently peaceful .