Police fired tear gas in the city to disperse the DP youth wingers, who gathered for a protest march to Luzira prisons to demand for the release of the party president Norbert Mao.
Suddenly, a cloud of tear gas covered the entire city. But some people braved the smoke and decided to make a dime while shops closed for fear of looting.
Two commodities-water and handkerchiefs became handy, as people struggled to shield themselves from the tear gas.
The price of a small bottle of mineral water shot up from 600 shillings to 1,000 shillings, while the cost of handkerchiefs shot up from 1,000 to 1,500 shillings.
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Patrick Magumba, a hawker, around Kampala Post office was quick to notice that while water is important during the tear gas episodes, the hiked price was making it difficult for some people to access it.
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Gold Ruyondo who had just bought a new handkerchief said the police could be affecting the lives of city revelers with the increasing teargas in Kampala. He is of the view that the government and the opposition should find an amicable solution to the impasse.
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Richard Tamale, who had traveled to the City from Mukono, for Easter holiday shopping, was caught up in the tear gas chaos. He said the police should use non-lethal methods and not tear gas to control the crowds.
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