May 12, 2011 / 5:08 PM / 8 years ago

Uganda police open fire as Nigeria leader's car stoned

Police spray Ugandan opposition party leaders with coloured water during demonstrations in the capital Kampala, May 10, 2011. President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to crush the protests and blamed rising food and fuel costs on drought and global increases in oil prices. REUTERS/James Akena

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police shot at a crowd in the capital Kampala after it attacked a car carrying Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan who had attended President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration, a government spokesman said.

At least one person was killed in the incident.

“The car belonging to Goodluck Jonathan was stoned by mobs,” said Fred Opolot, director of the government media centre. “The security shot around the area, and one person was shot dead.”

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