A picture taken on May 11, 2016 in the Tunisian southern border town of Ben Guerdane, shows tires burning on a street as the town went on strike in protest at a decision by Libyan authorities late last month to halt cross-border trade on which its economy depends. Ben Guerdane is one of the North African nation's poorest towns and has also been hit by jihadist violence from across the border that killed seven civilians and 13 security personnel in March as well as 55 extremists. Only the hospital emergency department, a pharmacy and some schools remained open. / AFP PHOTO / FATHI NASRI
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Uganda: Moyo Residents Strike Over Arrest Of MP Hassan Fungaroo

Various Members of Parliament returned to their districts to consult the population about the lifting of the presidential age limit. In some places, it is peaceful, whereas in others, there are a few scuffles. Two days back, the people of Moyo district decided to take the law into their own hands. They rioted and held a strike over the order for the arrest of Obongi County Member of Parliament, Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, who was consulting them over the said bill.

It is alleged that the police however dismissed these claims. The Police Spokesperson, AIGP Asan Kasingye explained that the citizens were just not happy about the delayed road construction by the Uganda National Roads Authority. (UNRA)

A group of angry residents from Moyo district, surrounded their Deputy Police Officer, and arrested him, as portrayed by a photograph that circulated around social media. In other pictures also, tires were being burnt in the middle of the town road road. According to edge.ug, it was termed as a citizens arrest. They further defined it as an arrest made by a person who is not acting as a sworn law-enforcement official.

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The government of Uganda is on a move to amend the constitution, remove the presidential age from existence. In pursuit of this, the 449 Members of parliament were a few months back, each given a sum of 29 million Uganda Shillings to seek the views of their various supporters on the presidential age limit issue that had been postponed. As the deadlines draw nearer, there have been positive responses from some places, whereas others have completely opposed the move.

 

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