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Four Gulu University Students Arrested For Illegal Protest

At least four students of Gulu University were on Friday morning arrested by police for holding illegal demonstration in Gulu town.

The students include Herbert Hamate, a third year law student and Tony Lenge Olanya Agricultural engineering.

The students say they were demonstrating in solidarity with their Makerere University counterparts against the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment.

John Bosco Nyankol, officer in charge of Gulu central police station said the students will be charged for holding illegal assembling.

The 15 percent fee increment policy at Makerere has sparked protracted student’s protest since October 22 leading to running battles with security officers.

The protests were marred by a violent crackdown on students by the police backed by the military paralyzing business at the University.

Early this week, police issued a statement saying there is a students’ force that has been formed at Makerere to participate and steer protests in other Universities.

This, according to police, has been witnessed in recent protest at Kyambogo University, where Makerere students took part and another one foiled at Makerere University Business School – MUBS.

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