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AFRICAN DIASPORA: Trump supporters arrested in Uganda

Uganda Young Democratic Party protesters held placards with message, ‘A vote for Trump is a vote against African dictatorship’; party disavows actions By KEVIN MWANZA    KAMPALA, Uganda (AFKI) — Ugandan police arrested two members of the Uganda Young

Uganda Young Democratic Party protesters held placards with message, ‘A vote for Trump is a vote against African dictatorship’; party disavows actions

By KEVIN MWANZA   

KAMPALA, Uganda (AFKI) — Ugandan police arrested two members of the Uganda Young Democrats (UYD), an opposition party, who marched outside the U.S. Embassy in Kampala in support of Donald Trump, the Republic presidential candidate in next month’s election.

The party leadership, however, distanced itself from the protesters who held placards with the words, “A vote for Trump is a vote against African dictatorship,” saying it had not authorized the youths to campaign for the U.S. presidential candidate.

The youths, who were alongside three others who managed to escape are reportedly members of the UYD youth wing.

“[The] protest was not sanctioned by the Democratic Party. Perhaps overzealous young people, excited by what’s taking place in America were just seeking media attention,” Kenneth Kakande, the party’s spokesman told Agence France. Police through spokesman, Emilian Kayima said the two will be charged with unlawful assembly.

Trump, stirred controversy in January when he said that he will ensure dictators like Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe are ousted from power and prosecute them in his pursuit of international justice if elected to office.

The business mogul turned politician made the remarks when he addressed war veterans in Washington, D.C., and declared he would oust all dictators that previous American administrations have failed to stop, Africa Cradle reported.

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