Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Student protest on Campus

Today was an interesting day as I entered campus at Makerere. It seemed like there was a lot more police than usual. They usually have about 6-7 police officers at the main gate, but today there was around 30. I later learned that there was a student protest. It is quite intimidating, as protests are more common here in Uganda, and so you often see riot police around town. As you can see from the picture below, they are quite intimidating. They also are a lot quicker to use tear gas than they are back home.

Ugandan Police in Riot gear
Check out the article on the protest from the Daily Monitor, a local Ugandan Newspaper.

Please pray that there would be peace on this campus as the school year comes to an end. Please pray that the students desire for change would cause them to turn to Christ for that change!

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