Photos: Police raid Uganda pride celebration

Police in Entebbe, Uganda, arrive at the Aug. 4 pride event, which they dispersed. (Photo by David Robinson)
Police in Entebbe, Uganda, arrive at the Aug. 4 pride event, which they dispersed. (Photo by David Robinson)

These are photos from the Uganda pride parade and celebrations on Aug. 4, including photos of the arrival of Entebbe police who disrupted the gathering and detained many attendees. Photos were taken by David Robinson and provided by the event’s grand marshal, Jamaican LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson.

The published photos show only the police and people who have been prominent in LGBT rights activities. Photos showing identifiable likenesses of other people have been withheld from publication to protect them from potential reprisals.

For an account of the raid, see the blog post “Breaking news: Uganda pride event raided.”

Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, speaks at the pride event before the police arrived. (Photo by David Robinson)
Frank Mugisha, executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda, speaks at the pride event before the police arrived. (Photo by David Robinson)
Bishop Christopher Senyonjo speaks at the Aug. 4 pride event in Entebbe before the police arrived. (Photo by David Robinson)
Bishop Christopher Senyonjo speaks at the Aug. 4 pride event in Entebbe before the police arrived. (Photo by David Robinson)
Police in Entebbe, Uganda, arrive to break up the country's first-ever pride event. (Photo by David Robinson)
Police in Entebbe, Uganda, arrive to break up the country’s first-ever pride event. (Photo by David Robinson)
Jamaican LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson marches in Ugandan pride parade on Aug. 4. (Photo by David Robinson)
Jamaican LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson marches in Ugandan pride parade on Aug. 4. (Photo by David Robinson)
Balloons decorate first-ever Ugandan pride event, called Beach Pride. It was held on the shore of Lake Victoria. (Photo by David Robinson)
Balloons decorate first-ever Ugandan pride event, called Beach Pride. It was held on the shore of Lake Victoria. (Photo by David Robinson)
Police arrive to break up Ugandan "Beach Pride" event on Aug. 4. (Photo by David Robinson)
Police arrive to break up Ugandan “Beach Pride” event on Aug. 4. (Photo by David Robinson)

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him at info@76crimes.com.

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