Supporters Welcome Bobi Wine Home From Prison
Ugandan pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine received a hero's welcome home Thursday after spending three nights in prison over a street protest.
Wine appeared in court Thursday through a video link from a maximum-security prison.
Roads leading to the Buganda Road magistrate court were heavily guarded by both the military and police personnel.
Inside the packed courtroom, there were 10 lawyers representing Wine in a session that lasted close to five hours. The opposition politician faces charges of unlawfully taking part in a protest against the Mobile Money and social media tax in 2018. The government says the protest violated some sections of the Public Order Management Act 2013.