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Ugandan police disperse supporters of popular lawmaker Bobi Wine with water cannon

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KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan police used teargas and water cannon to disperse a gathering of supporters of popular musician and lawmaker Bobi Wine at a beach resort near the capital Kampala where he was planning to hold a concert, local NTV and police said on Monday.

"Police is empowered by the law to use reasonable force and that's what we did to disperse his supporters and make him comply with our orders," police spokesman Patric Onyango told Reuters.

(Editing by Hereward Holland and Gareth Jones)

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