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Ugandan protesters sprayed with colored water in Kampala

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Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with colored water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala, May 10, 2011. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices.

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Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with colored water during demonstrations in Kampala.

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Ugandan opposition politician Olara Otunnu, center, stands with his supporters following an attack with water cannons by Ugandan police after he refused to stop his protest march through central Kampala on May 10, 2011 . Ugandan police on Tuesday arrested opposition leader Nobert Mao who attempted to hold a meeting at a public square in the capital Kampala. Mao, who had been briefly detained last week, was dragged into a van by a handful of plain clothed police officers after a standoff with security forces at Kampala's Constitutional Square as opposition leader, Olara Otunnu, retreated after water cannon and tear gas were fired at them to disperse around 20 opposition members.

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An Ugandan opposition supporter reacts after police officers fired with water cannons during a protest march through central Kampala.

There have been many protests in Uganda recently, following an election and rising food prices. 

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