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Police arrest, tear gas Uganda's opposition leader

AP reports from Kampala, Uganda: Police in Uganda have again arrested the country's top opposition leader during a protest march.

An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the arrest says Kizza Besigye locked himself inside his vehicle and that police used an ax and the butts of their guns to smash open the windscreen. Police then fired tear gas into the vehicle.

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A plainclothes policeman smashes the car window of opposition leader Kizza Besigye in Kampala, Uganda on April 28.

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Another police officer tear gases Besigye in his car.

Judith Nabakooba, a police spokeswoman, said Besigye was arrested for causing chaos. She said that his supporters hurled stones at passing vehicles.

The arrest is Besigye's fifth for participating in "walk to work" protests. Besigye, who says he is protesting government corruption and high food and fuel prices, came second to President Yoweri Museveni in Uganda's February presidential election.

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A policeman goes after a sympathizer of opposition leader Besigye.

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Besigye, center, wipes his face while he is dragged away by two plainclothes policemen.

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Besigye sits in the Kasangati police station on April 29 after he was detained and attacked with teargas by the police earlier at Mulago roundabout in Kampala.

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