Ugandan Activists Storm Police Department, Go Topless to Protest Sex Assault

A Ugandan opposition group organized a rally to protest the sexual assault by a police officer of Ingrid Turinawe, leader of the opposition FDC’s Women’s League, who was headed to a protest of her own. Female members of Ugandan Activists for Change (A4C) entered the police headquarters in Kampala and confronted members of the force, telling they brought the breasts the officers want to grope. Several women were arrested for exposing themselves.

The rally made for good PR for A4C, too, which had just changed their name to “For God and my Country” (G4C) to circumvent a law banning their organization. The ban stemmed from the group’s efforts to protest during a conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union held in Kampala earlier this year. The IPU’s mission is “to be a focal point for world-wide parliamentary dialogue and to work for peace and co-operation among people and democracy.”

Video of the protest via NTV Uganda:


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  • sarcasmic||

    They protest sexual assault by showing their titties. OK. Sure. Whatever.

  • Brandon||

    Wow, that was some awfully quick missing the point.

  • Tonio||

    And the point is....????

  • ||

    Well, it got people to notice their protest.

  • Randian||

    Oh, sarcasmic, you really are the worst.

  • sarcasmic||

    Show me your titties!

  • Brandon||

    Whatever they're protesting, they've got my support.

  • Hugh Akston||

    What a sad little Third World country Uganda is. The very idea is sickening that innocent citizens have no recourse to justice when they are assaulted by cops who get off scot free. I can't even imagine what it would be like to live in a place like that.

  • BakedPenguin||

    needs moar sarcasm!

  • ||


  • ||

    Or: dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria!

    (Stupid hitting submit too quickly)

  • Jerryskids||

    Crap, I just watched Ugandan police being filmed arresting a woman by having a couple of cops struggle with her, drag her out of her vehicle and bundle her into a police van and then saw people protesting the police brutality.

    No dogs, no tasers, no billy clubs, no 17 cops stomping on her head while screaming "Stop resisting!", no confiscating the video camera, no macing the protestors.

    Uganda sure is a backward country.

  • $öç íñδ√ Sparky||

    They just need a dose of the new professionalism.

  • Jerryskids||

    Were you the one mentioning kidney stones? Did you see my question on having your parathyroid glands checked? My brother had bad kidney stones for a long time because he kept going to a urologist until somebody told him to go see an endocrinologist instead.

  • Jerryskids||

    You beat me to it, Hugh, but in my defense I had to spend a couple minutes parsing the opinion poll on the Al Jazeera site.

    Do patent laws encourage or hinder innovation? Is there a difference?

    Is there a difference between encouraging and hindering? Seriously?

    But I think they meant to ask if the patent laws made a difference. I'm going to go with that anyway, I really don't want to know what twisted logic would lead one to argue that we have to hinder innovation in order to encourage innovation. But I can imagine how a liberal could argue that we have to stifle (wrong-thinking free-market) innovation in order to stimulate (right-thinking government-approved) innovation.

    That and the squirrels.

  • ||

    Notice where the cop's eyes are. Smart man.

  • Drake||

    Africa sure seems very rapey. Like reading a George R.R. Martin novel.


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