“DP wrote a letter informing us that they intended to hold a rally at Kololo. Arrangements were made on Thursday to meet the organisers at Kololo but they did not turn up,” he explained.
“On Friday, they communicated that they had postponed the rally and changed the venue to Constitutional Square. We shall not allow this.”
“Police told us they had no problem with it but said the management of the grounds is under President’s Office. They demanded for a letter from the office showing that we have been cleared to use it (ground),” DP president Norbert Mao said.
The recent riots were a very sad event. What really went on? How many people really lost their lives due to excessive use of force? How did all those people get shot if, as one paper reported, the police only used tear gas, batons and water cannons.
29th April 2011
The New Vision: In return the Police and army used tear gas and batons to disperse the rioters.The Police also used a water cannon truck, which constantly released a colored, itchy liquid into the people.
What's its purpose?
To borrow a favourite quote from Elle Woods:
I'm well aware that stories can be told from different angles, and I've had my own experiences with having my words twisted or being quoted out of context. However, I cannot help but think that some of what is being written/said is intentionally being spun to confuse the public and/or incite emotions.
"Who do you trust! Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I'm giving away free money."