August 19, 2018 / 5:47 PM / 8 months ago

One dead as Ugandan police quell protest over mistreatment of lawmakers

KAMPALA (Reuters) - One person died and five others were injured in Uganda on Sunday, police said, as security personnel used teargas and live bullets to disperse a demonstration against the beating up of arrested lawmakers in response to the stoning of a presidential convoy.

Police spokesman, Emilian Kayima told local media outlet NTV Uganda in the process of calming the riot a policeman had fired live bullets at a minibus that was carrying passengers.

“One policeman fired bullets in a moving taxi (minibus) with passengers, injuring six people. Unfortunately one of them died,” Kayima said.

Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; editing by David Evans

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