Uganda detains opposition leader over protests

KAMPALA Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:15am EDT

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested Monday during a protest against high food and fuel prices in the capital Kampala, police said.

"Besigye has been arrested on the road as he walked with other people toward town. He is being held at Kasangati police station," Judith Nabakoba, spokesperson for the police force, told Reuters.

(Reporting by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Michael Roddy)

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