Calm returns to Ugandan streets after deadly riots

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A sense of order has returned to Kampala, the Ugandan capital, after days of riots that left 14 people dead and scores injured, officials said Sunday.

The violence that erupted on Thursday was triggered by land and power disputes between the government and loyalists of Buganda—one of the country’s traditional kingdoms.

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets and some of them burned tires and vehicles. Others set buildings on fire, blocked roads in the business district and threw stones and bottles at security forces. Ugandan police have arrested more than 600 people during the unrest.

In addition to the fatalities, nearly 100 people were injured in the riots, according to local media.