May 13 - Ugandan police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye as President Yoweri Museveni is sworn in for a fourth term. Travis Brecher reports.
Tear gas fills the air -- as police disperse thousands of supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. The demonstrations come as President Yoweri Museveni is sworn in for a fourth term -- and as Besigye arrives home. He had been barred yesterday from boarding a plane in Kenya where he was undergoing medical treatment -- just hours before Museveni was due to extend his rule to three decades. But he arrived in the capital Kampala on Thursday amid a heavy security. Besigye and his supporters have staged a series of protests in recent weeks over rising food and fuel prices. Besigye himself has been arrested four times since demonstrations began, and was in the Kenyan capital being treated for injuries sustained during his police detention. President Museveni has vowed to crush any insurrection, blaming high costs on drought and global increases in crude oil prices. Travis Brecher, Reuters