Besigye had simply addressed journalists moments earlier declaring that he intends to begin a marketing campaign to get up all of the residents to regain their nation, saying the excessive commodity costs are pushing many to desperation.
The marketing campaign he simply launched is basically ‘Walk to Work’ season two, just like the stroll to work protests of 2011 the place Besigye led the plenty to stroll to work in protest towards the excessive gas costs on the time. Today, not solely are the gas costs excessive, different commodity costs have additionally shot up, together with cleaning soap and sugar.
In 2011, Besigye led the “Walk to Work” marketing campaign to protest rising meals and gas costs, corruption and authorities misappropriation of public funds by Museveni’s NRM authorities. The protests have been extremely supported by the general public, with many deliberately strolling to work every day, a development that attracted each press protection and undesirable consideration from the navy and police.
Besigye was arrested on 28 April, throughout a “walk-to-work” protest over the excessive costs of meals and gas. He was sprayed with pepper spray and dragged from his automobile by police. This was the catalyst for extra protests resulting in riots throughout Kampala, during which not less than two folks have been killed and 120 folks wounded, resulting in some 360 arrests.