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16 people killed as Uganda's security personnel battle protests over Bobi Wine arrest

Ugandan riot policemen fire tear gas canisters to disperse supporters of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, in Luuka district, eastern Uganda November 18, 2020. REUTERS/Abubaker Lubowa

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Sixteen people have been killed in Uganda over two days in operations by security personnel trying to quell protests triggered by the arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, police said in a statement.

Police added 65 people had been injured while 350 people were arrested.

Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Alex Richardson

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