Pro-Libya, anti-US protest held in Uganda

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 7:41 AM
Pro-Libya, anti-US protest held in Uganda

Police in Uganda say they stopped supporters of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi from marching toward and possibly attacking U.S. and other embassies in Kampala.

A group of several hundred Africans from countries like Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania held an anti-U.S. rally where they held signs like "Down with America" and "Down with Obama."

Group member Fred Bamwine says that if Western attacks against Libya don't stop, the group will gather Friday and "start marching to Libya to fight against them."

The group tried to march toward embassies after the rally but police stopped them. Police chief Grace Turyagumanawe said police have increased their presence at Western embassies in Uganda after receiving threats against them.