Uganda outlaws 'Walk to Work' protest group


Salon Staff
April 4, 2012 9:09PM (UTC)

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has outlawed the activist group that has since last year led popular protests against official corruption and the high cost of living, saying it had become a force for instability.

Government spokesman Fred Opolot said the ban against Activists for Change was issued by Uganda's attorney general on Wednesday. The ban sets up a potential confrontation for Thursday, when the group planned to hold another march. Uganda's capital, Kampala, is currently hosting parliamentarians from all over the world.

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The group's leaders include Uganda's top opposition politician Kizza Besigye, who has been repeatedly arrested for his role in the so-called "Walk to Work" protests. The walks have sometimes turned violent.


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