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Reports had it that well-known international hacking collective Anonymous was responsible for the cyber-attack.

Anonymous shared the following message via its Twitter account @YouAnonCentral on November 20: “#Uganda: Anonymous has taken down @PoliceUg’s website in response to recent violent government repression & killings.

“Anonymous calls for police to respect human lives & the freedom of peaceful assembly and protest. #UgandaIsBleeding #ugandanlivesmatter.”