Is the government in Uganda over-reacting?
Lawyers in Uganda have started a three-day strike in protest at the excessive force used by the security forces on demonstrators in the capital, Kampala, last Friday.
Video footage circulating on the internent shows the protesters being violently beaten by policemen and soldiers.
The unrest began at the rough treatment of position leader Kizza Besigye when he as arrested by police for his partcipation in a series of ''walk-work'' protest over high prices.
How much do you think developments in Uganda are being influenced by public uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East? Is Uganda's opposition jumping on the bandwagon of protests elsewhere, or is this a genuine mass movement signifying wide dissatisfaction with the government? For its part, is the government being too heavy handed because it has seen regimes topple in Tunisia and Egypt?
Did you witness Friday's events? Do you support the demonstrators, or are they just opportunists? Do you think events in Uganda will have repercussions in other African countries?
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