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City Traders Protest as Landlords Demand Rent for Closed Shops

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Dozens of city traders have staged a demonstration protesting a decision by their landlords to block them from accessing their shops until they clear their rental arrears.

The traders claim that the landlords want them to pay rent for the months the shops were closed during the lockdown.

The protesting traders converged at Mabirizi complex and Kikuubo Street drawing the attention of police, which used teargas to disperse them.

President, Yoweri Museveni has repeatedly asked landlords in the past not to harass their tenants.

He advised the two parties to come to an agreement on the rent arrears.

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