Uganda police use teargas to disperse protest against social media taxes | Top News


KAMPALA (Reuters) – Police in Uganda fired teargas on Wednesday to disperse a small crowd of protesters demonstrating against new taxes including a levy on access to social media platforms, a police spokesman told Reuters.

Starting with the 2018/19 (July-June) financial year, the government introduced several new taxes and hiked existing ones to try to increase government revenue and finance public infrastructure.

A crowd of about 200 people wearing red T-shirts and shouting “Power! Power” as they marched through downtown Kampala was dispersed after police tried to arrest an…



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