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Uganda: Politician Kizza Besigye wounded at protest

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been injured after the military opened fire to disperse protesters in the capital, Kampala.

He told the BBC he was not sure if it was a rubber bullet or live ammunition that hit his hand. More than six other opposition politicians were arrested in the walk-to-work protest against high prices.

There were then angry demonstrations in several towns where the police used tear gas and fired into the air. Dr Besigye was defeated by President Yoweri Museveni in February's presidential election but says the poll was rigged.

The BBC's Will Ross reports.

  • 14 Apr 2011
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