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Trump supporters arrested while protesting outside US embassy in Uganda

The men?- named by local media as Bigirwa Moses and Allan Kitonsa ?- are reportedly members of the youth wing of Uganda's Democratic Party. Photograph: (Getty)

New Delhi, India Oct 25, 2016, 02.45 PM (IST)

Two supporters of the Republican candidate Donald Trump were arrested today while taking part in a demonstration outside US Embassy in Kampala.

 

The two Ugandan men attempted to enter the embassy grounds in the capital. They carried placards, one with the slogan "A vote for Trump is a vote against African dictatorship!".

 

The men, named by local media as Bigirwa Moses and Allan Kitonsa, are members of the youth wing of Uganda's Democratic Party, AFP reported.

 

"Today's protest was not sanctioned by the Democratic Party. Perhaps overzealous young people, excited by what`s taking place in America, were just seeking media attention," Kakande told AFP, saying that in his view the billionaire Republican candidate was not suitable for the White House.

 

The men will likely be charged with unlawful assembly, police spokesman Emilian Kayima said. She also described the incident as "embarrassment by two young men who appeared to be seeking political clout".

 

A spokesman for the US Embassy in Kampala confirmed the incident but declines to comment.

 

(With inputs from AFP)

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