As announced yesterday, a group of celebrities led by Bobi Wine and various other Ugandans woke up early in the morning to gather at the Freedom Square in the heart of the city to demonstrate against the infamous taxes on social media and mobile money.
The large group of protesters gathered to march unison against the infamous daily UGX 200 tax on social media services and 0.5% tax on mobile money transactions.
Hundreds of people, under the leadership of top celebrities, politicians, and other media personalities, flocked the streets and joined hands while enchanting ‘People Power, Our Power’ slogans as they marched on the streets.
Some of the celebrities seen taking part in the demonstrations include Bobi Wine, A Pass, Dr Hilderman, Raymond Mujuni, among others.
Their demonstration was however cut short by Uganda Police operatives who fired teargas canisters to disperse the increasingly growing crowd and most protesters were arrested.
Bobi Wine, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament using his social media platforms, said he remains defiant and ‘unmoved’ by the police’s actions.
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) July 11, 2018
More to follow.