Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Geldof Flailed in Uganda

Bob Geldof, the Irish neo-colonialist rock star and philanthropist, has been attacked for political interference by crowds in Uganda's capital, Kampala.

Crowds festooned with dry banana leaves - a symbol used by supporters of the Ugandan President Museveni - brandished placards reading "No to drug addicts and rock homos," and telling Geldof to "sober up and shut up."

The protesters were angered by Geldof's remarks about their President. Geldof had criticised Museveni's attempt to gain a third term in office. Moses Nuwagaba, a Museveni supporter rejecting Geldof's neo-colonialist paternalism, pointed out that Tony Blair, the Prime Minister of the UK, was also seeking a third term in office.

Not everyone in Uganda has turned against the Irish star, however. A counter-demonstration in support of Geldof is slated for today by the Popular Resistance Against Life Presidency.Telegraph News Mob besieges British mission after Geldof attacks president

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