Ugandan authorities arrest Arsenal fans celebrating victory against Man Utd. At least eight Arsenal supporters were detained by Ugandan police on Monday as they celebrated the club’s victory against Manchester United in the Premier League.
According to the BBC, the supporters who were holding a symbolic trophy and wearing the club’s red jersey were detained in Jinja, Uganda.
Police said the march was against public order since they did not have a permission to hold it.
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In a competitive game on Sunday at Emirates Stadium, Mikel Arteta led Arsenal to a 3-2 victory over Manchester United, with Eddie Nketiah scoring the game-winning goal in injury time.
The victory provided the Gunners a five-point boost at the top of the league, enhancing the club’s and its supporters’ hopes that their 19-year quest to win the English Premier League would soon come to an end.
On Monday morning, the Arsenal supporters were traveling in a convoy of five vehicles when they were halted by law enforcement.
According to BBC, one of them was toting a trophy that they had purchased from a nearby shop.
Baker Kasule, an Arsenal supporter, stated, “I don’t know what we did; we were just enjoying our victory against Manchester United.”
Police chief for the region and self-professed Arsenal supporter James Mubi questioned why the fans were celebrating when just half of the season’s games had been completed.
What would occur if a fight between opposing supporters started? “They didn’t tell the cops to give their parade security,” Mubi claimed.
The Public Order Management Act, according to rights organizations, has provided police discretionary powers that have been utilized to repress citizens’ rights.
The police “remain high-handed even after the Constitutional Court overturned all the draconian rules that allowed them unrestricted powers to impede the constitutionally granted freedom of association and assembly,” said lawyer and rights campaigner Agather Atuhaire.