Fans arrested for celebrating Arsenal’s victory against Liverpool

Reports from Uganda’s capital Kampala, have indicated that 32 fans were arrested on Wednesday night after watching Arsenal beat Liverpool in Katanga slums.

Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson was serious about the issue.

“They have been charged with disobedience of lawful orders and doing acts likely to spread infectious disease which is COVID-19,” said Onyango who was disappointed.

The slum dwellers were arrested for violating the presidential and ministry of Health guidelines such as observing social distancing and the 7 pm-6.30 am curfew all intended to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Observer reported that, the suspects whose files are being prepared so that they can appear in court are currently detained at Wandegeya police station.

The televised match between Arsenal and Liverpool started at 10:15 pm and ended after midnight with Arsenal winning 2-1 against the English champions.

More than 4,000 people have been arrested by security agencies and charged, remanded or convicted for two to three months for defying COVID-19 orders.

By Shadrack Andenga odinga

shadrackandenga@gmail.com

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