The Police in Wandegeya have arrested seven students of Makerere University for holding an unlawful assembly.
The students were arrested from Emerald Hotel in Wandegeya where they had gathered to address a press conference. The event which had been planned to take place at the University’s Guild canteen was moved to Emerald Hotel after heavy security deployment at the planned venue.
Led by Vice Guild President Margaret Nattabi, and Guild Minister for Information Muzafaluh Kabuulwa, the students are accusing the University administration of impeding their freedom of association by depriving them of their right to associate with their preferred political parties and forbidding them from conducting in-person political campaigns during elections.
According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the seven arrested students are charged with holding an illegal assembly.
By press time, the suspect were being detained at Wandegeya Police Station.
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