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Ugandan Opposition Leader Arrested After Police Standoff

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April 14 (Bloomberg) -- Ugandan police arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye after security forces broke up a march he was leading to protest rising food and fuel costs, Wavah Broadcasting Service television reported.

Besigye was detained after police tear-gassed supporters who were attempting to protect him, WBS said.

It is the second time Besigye has been arrested in three days for organizing protests against rising inflation. At least three other opposition lawmakers were also arrested today, Margaret Wokuri, a spokeswoman for the opposition, said by phone from the capital, Kampala.

Besigye lost the Feb. 18 election to President Yoweri Museveni. The vote was rejected by four opposition candidates, who alleged irregularities.

To contact the reporter on this story: Fred Ojambo in Kampala at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Philip Sanders at

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