Ugandan security operatives have arrested the country’s main opposition leader, Bobi Wine, as he took part in a protest in the capital, according to a post on his Twitter page.

Wine, a popstar-turned-presidential contender last week had called on Ugandans to “rise up peacefully and unarmed” against President Yoweri Museveni who won a sixth term in office following disputed elections in January.

According to the Twitter post= “Bobi Wine arrested as he led MPs and other leaders in a peaceful protest against the abduction, torture and murder of his supporters.”

AP reported earlier today that around 15 MPs and activists from Wine’s National Unity Platform (NUP) political party, wearing business suits and red ties, took part in the brief protest which was quickly halted by police officers and soldiers.

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