Uganda politicians coated in pink paint by police

May 11, 2011 | by | 2 Comments

This is the moment the leaders of the main opposition party in Uganda were showered in PINK PAINT by the country’s ruthless police force.

Uganda politicians coated in pink paint by police

Six men and one woman look on in disbelief after being sprayed by the liquid from a powerful water cannon in the African city’s capital Kampala.

Democratic Party leader Norbert Mao was arrested following the attack which he described as a ”totally unjustified” action.

The politicians were threatening to hold a ‘Walk to Work’ rally inside the country’s Constitutional Square in protest against high fuel costs and rising food prices.

Uganda has been besieged by social unrest in recent weeks with more than 100 protesters injured during clashes with authorities in April.

The troubles are threatening to overshadow the inauguration ceremony of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni later tomorrow.

Museveni is beginning his fourth term as leader of the east African nation having been the ruling force for 25 years.

But Ugandans are getting increasingly frustrated with the situation in their nation and the leader of the opposition Col. Kizza Besigye is set to return today after recovering from a beating by police, prompting fears of further trouble and violence.

The incredible photo was taken by Ugandan journalist Moses Ssemakula who looked on in shock following the bizarre attack.

Moses, 26, said: ”The situation is not that scary at the moment but it will be when the head of opposition returns.”

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  1. Juliet Nn says:

    Wow! For leadership against gays how powerful pink pummles of tepid tap water are…reading between the lines

  2. Anonymous says:

    And this is better than Colonialism? These people are incapable of governing themselves. At least under the guidance of European countries, there was no genocide and ceaseless war.

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