At least three people were killed and 34 were injured on Wednesday when violent protests erupted in the capital Kampala following the arrest of opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi.
The police in Uganda confirmed the report.
Bobi Wine, a music star-turned-politician was arrested on Wednesday during an election rally in the eastern district of Luuka after being accused of violating coronavirus guidelines set by the electoral commission.
Reports say protesters stormed the streets after he (Bobi Wine) said on Twitter yesterday that police violently broke into his vehicle in the town of Luuka and took him into custody.
The US has condemned the violence that gripped Uganda’s capital, Kampala, and other major towns following the arrest of Robert Kyagulanyi, known as musician Bobi Wine.
The US mission there has urged “all parties to renounce violence” and to undertake measures to reduce tensions.