Ugandan MPs throw punches in parliament

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Ugandan MPs throw punches in parliament

The fights broke out in parliament on Tuesday between lawmakers opposing plans to change laws and extend President Yoweri Museveni's rule and those in favour.

The Uganda Communications Commission directed all broadcasters to refrain from airing "live feeds which are in breach of the minimum broadcasting standards", according to a statement published on Twitter by NBS Television, a local channel.

Fistfights and chair-throwing reportedly happened between the government and the opposition lawmakers. The commission said it "noted with concern" that radio and TV stations are relaying broadcasts that "are inciting the public, discriminating, stirring up hatred, promoting a culture of violence" and "likely to create public insecurity or violence".

The notice was dated Sep.

Although Museveni warned in the past that Africa's problem was leaders "who want to overstay in power", he has since said he was speaking about leaders who were not elected.

A motion had been set to be introduced on Tuesday to remove a constitutional provision that prevented anyone over the age of 75 from running for president.

Nineteen people including Uganda's leading opposition figure, Kizza Besigye, were also arrested. The debate was postponed last week amid heavy police deployment to parliament.

26 de septiembre de 2017, 16:24Kampala, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Street protests and fights among legislators involving the presence of a fire arm characterized the most recent debates in the Ugandan Parliament, which in the end approved a motion on the age limit to occupy the country " s presidency.

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