Col Kizza Besigye’s son, Anselm Kizza-Besigye, together with other law students at the famed Harvard University in the US, were through last weekend engaged in protest activities following a violent arrest by Cambridge Police of one of their colleagues.
The black college student was arrested Friday night after a physical confrontation with Police for charges including indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, assault, and resisting arrest.
He was allegedly found standing naked at traffic island in the middle of Mass. Ave., around 9:09 p.m.
A video tape of the arrest shows three police officers repeatedly punching him.
The arrest angered the student members of the Harvard Black Law Students Association (BLSA), who called the arrest “an incident of police brutality” and later drafted a statement refuting Cambridge Police Department’s version of events.
Anselm Kizza-Besigye while speaking to the campus based publication, the Fifteen Minutes Magazine, said he is organizing undergraduate student’s collective response to the arrest.
The 19 year old was part of the meeting of BLSA students on Saturday, which was one of many of others that were organized to protest the event.
Anselm, who also writes for this campus Magazine, said he thinks the University should have done more to protect the student involved in the incident.
“As I’ve learned more about what’s happened, it’s just become more obvious to me that there is an acute and systematic failure on almost every level of administration to secure black lives on this campus,” Anselm said.