Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Possible Demonstrations on October 3

The Embassy is aware of the potential for demonstrations on October 3 in connection with the return of opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye to Uganda. Dr. Besigye is expected to arrive and hold a press conference at Entebbe International Airport on the morning of October 3. Following his press conference, Dr. Besigye plans to proceed by car to the headquarters of his political party, Forum for Democratic Change, to meet with his supporters.

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence, and may also result in road closures and traffic jams. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.