The Uganda police and Uganda People’s Defence Forces on Thursday morning launched an operation of arresting individuals found wearing the red berets after they were declared illegal by Uganda government earlier this week. It has been said that the operation is going on countrywide.
And as of today, the operation started from Kampala where a good number of People Power diehard fans were arrested and their red berets taken away from them and sent into custody.
“The public is hereby informed that the marks, accessories, insignia, decoration and uniforms specified in the schedule to this notice are property of the state and anyone found in unlawful possession, selling or dealing in them shall be prosecuted under the UPDF Act of 2005,” read part of the government gazette letter.
The gazette also indicated that even resembling items that can deceive the public was banned.
“It is prohibited to wear or use any decoration supplied or authorised for use by any member of the defence or any decoration so nearly resembling that decoration and likely to deceive the public, ”.