Supporters of Mr Moses Aguuda, the aspiring Member of Parliament for Hoima West Division in Hoima Oil City, this morning (Tuesday) took to the streets protesting police continued detention of their candidate at Hoima Central Police Station.
Mr Aguuda is contesting for the parliamentary seat on the National Unity Platform (NUP) party ticket.
The protesters lit fire and blocked roads in the city as one of the ways of showing their disappointment over police action.
Anti-riot police in conjunction with UPDF’s military police rushed to the scene urging the protesters to put out the fire and remove the objects from the road but in vain.
This forced the police and army to fire teargas canisters and live bullets into the air to disperse the irate protesters.
Mr Aguuda and some of his team was arrested on Sunday strolling Hoima City streets, moving from door to door canvasing support when the police rounded them up, arrested and detained them at Hoima police station.
The police said that the politician was arrested for flouting Covid-19 guidelines set by the Ministry of Health to slow the spread of the disease.
Until now, Mr Aguuda, a staunch supporter of People Power’s NUP and some of his team are at Hoima police cells.