Live bullets, teargas rock Pader as youth protest age limit removal

By Robert Owot

Live bullets and teargas have rocked Pader Town Council in Pader district this morning after hundreds of youth took to the streets protesting the proposed lifting of the presidential age limit.

The angry youth have blocked all roads leading to the district by burning car tyres while others are holding manila placards bearing the words “do not rape the constitution, we stand by article 102 (b), and MP Odonga Otto we stand with you in the fight against the removal of age limit”.

The youth have also attacked police that was trying to arrest Pader Town Council LCIII Chairperson, Fearless Wodacholi Kilama, who is accused of mobilizing the youth to demonstrate.

Kilama says they have decided to join the rest in the country to defend the Constitution by all means.
However, the District Police Commander, Samuel Abedi, says all demonstrations will be quashed.