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(From The Monitor (Uganda) - AAGM)
POLICE yesterday fought running street battles with FDC supporters and blocked the party from launching its membership cards at Constitution Square.
Pandemonium broke out shortly before 1 p.m. when FDC President Kizza Besigye and Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the party's Organising Secretary, arrived at the venue.
A host of FDC supporters, upon seeing Besigye and Muntu, swarmed the Constitution Square (former City Square) to witness the official launch of the party's cards.
However, they received a rude welcome when police immediately fired teargas canisters into the crowd, sealing off Kampala Road. The police also sealed off Buganda Road and Ternan Avenue.
Hundreds of party supporters fled as Besigye and Muntu took safety in their …