Ugandans Protest in Remembrance of Gen. Museveni’s Black November Massacre 2020

Dictator Museveni

Uganda’s brutal dictator of 35 years Gen. Museveni. Photo: Facebook

On 18th November 2021, #UgandaIsBleeding, an online demonstration platform set up to protest against the illegitimacy of the dictatorial regime in Uganda, will hold an online memorial protest in honour of the Ugandan victims of the #BlackNovember massacre carried out by General Museveni’s brutal regime on 18th and 19th November 2020, following the unlawful arrest of Bobi Wine in Luuka, a district in Eastern Uganda.

Ugandans and friends of Uganda will join in solidarity to mark the massacre of over 100 unarmed civilians gunned down in cold blood by the security organs of the dictatorial regime of Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni. The regime officially admits to the deaths of 54 civilians.

To date not a single member of the security forces has been prosecuted for the role in the bloodshed that occurred over the two days. The BBC documentary “Three killings in Kampala” documents how random and ruthless the killings were. The innocent victims included street vendor Kamuyat, 72 year-old retired accountant John Kitobe, 15-year old Amos Ssegawa who was walking home with his mother and an unborn triplet carried by pregnant Shamim. 

The #BlackNovember Massacre was a prelude to killings by the regime during and after the January 14, 2021 stolen election which the U.S. in a statement pronounced was “neither free nor fair”, in essence confirming the illegitimacy of the Museveni regime. The U.S. subsequently placed visa bans on several senior Ugandan officials although the names remain sealed. 

We call on all friends of Uganda in the international community to continue condemning the gross human rights abuses under dictator Museveni. We demand that the U.S., Britain, and the EU countries stop enabling the regime’s killings with continued financial and military support.

DATE: 18th November 2021

LOCATION:  Global activities on the ground and on Zoom 

Zoom ID: 858 4752 9796

Password: freeuganda

TIME: 6pm-Uganda; 3:00 pm-UK; 4:00 pm-CET (Europe); 7:00 am-EST (USA / North America) 4:00 am-PST (USA/North America)

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Brief Background

In 1986, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni captured power after an armed rebellion that is estimated to have cost the lives of nearly 500,000 civilians. Museveni claimed that his was a “fundamental change” and condemned African leaders for holding on to power for too long. That was 35 years ago. 

Gen. Museveni promised to usher in democracy and to deliver the country from the tyranny and excesses of Idi Amin’s and previous leaders. Museveni is still clinging to power through endless machinations, including rigged elections, state sponsored brutality and manipulating the country’s constitution in his favour. Further, Museveni has committed numerous atrocities right across the country whilst the West turns a blind eye to the impunity with which these are executed. 

Presidential elections 

On January 14, 2021, Uganda held Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

Gen. Museveni rigged the election via a compliant handpicked Electoral Commission, later abetted by a partisan Supreme Court. The period leading up to and after the January 2021 elections witnessed the worst electoral violence in Uganda’s history. 

There were over 400 polling stations with an impossible 100% voter turnout. There are dozens of secretly recorded movies showing the ballot box stuffing. The 222-page report ‘Rigged’ documents the fraud.

Abductions and reign of terror

Sores of youth, opposition electoral agents and supporters of the opposition candidate Robert Kyagulanyi were abducted arrested, tortured beyond recognition, raped and many murdered in an attempt to silence the opposition and to prevent electoral declaration forms bearing evidence of massive rigging from being collated and independently counted. The abductions and illegal detentions still carry on to this day and have been widely covered by major international media. 

The November 2020 #BlackNovember Massacre

On November 18 and 19, 2020, non-violent protests broke out following the arrest of Honorable Robert Kyagulanyi, MP, who was being prevented from campaigning in Eastern Uganda. In response, Gen. Museveni’s regime’s security forces shot dead over 100 innocent citizens, per independent reports –- though the regime only acknowledged 54 deaths. 

See BBC Report on the Massacre 

USA & EU’s opinion on Uganda’s recent elections

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken declared the January 2021 Uganda elections “neither free nor fair” and followed up by imposing targeted visa restrictions on regime officials implicated in human rights abuses. 

The European parliament also passed a resolution for Magnitsky sanctions against regime officials complicit in the electoral violence. Nevertheless, the illegitimate regime continues to kill, abduct, and maim Ugandans, including opposition members of parliament.  

To this day the US, UK & EU continue to enable Gen. Museveni’s repressive machinery through financial support and training for his repressive military and police forces. 

This demonstrates the duplicity with which Western democratic nations operate, preaching “democracy” and the need to “upholding human rights” whilst continuing to support Gen. Museveni’s murderous illegitimate regime.

Hashtags to mark the “Election Massacre”

#M7NovMassacreUg  #BlackNovember #UgandaIsBleeding #FreeUganda #FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners  #UgandanLivesMatter

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