Bobi Wine Under House Arrest

CNN reports that Ugandan authorities have surrounded Kyadondo East MP Bobi Wine’s house in Magere. Police have barricaded roads leading to the parliamentarian and singer’s home:

“The MP has been in a standoff with the Ugandan authorities since Monday after his shows were canceled because police said they failed to meet safety standards, prompting widespread protests.

Wine was removed from his car by police and escorted to his home while heading to a briefing he had called to address the concert cancellation and ‘police brutality’ on Monday.

Footage posted on the singer’s Twitter account showed dozens of police officers wearing helmets and carrying shields and batons surrounding the singer’s car.

In a statement on his Facebook page later that day, Wine said police have now canceled 124 of his shows across the country.

‘We shall peacefully demonstrate against these illegalities by police,’ the singer said, and he vowed to lead a protest to the national police headquarters on Tuesday.”

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