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5 arrested in Rukungiri protest against runaway commodity prices

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5 opposition activists were this morning arrested in Rukungiri town as A combined security deployment by the army and police thwarted a planned demonstration over the skyrocketing commodity prices   

The activists were detained as they carried placards that carried messages showing dissatisfaction with the way the government has handled the issue of increasing commodity prices

  Among those arrested is Boaz Kamusiime, the Rukungiri Municipality youth chairperson who doubles as the deputy speaker of the Rukungiri Municipal council.

The Rukungiri District Deputy Resident Commissioner DRDC Wilberforce Ahimbisibwe Ongom justified the deployment and arrests saying they were aimed at ensuring peace and security of the people in town.