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Uganda's top presidential challenger Kizza Besigye was arrested for a third time in a week, as a chaotic election stretched into a second day. Heavily armed police surrounded the opposition leader's headquarters before moving in. Afterwards police fired tear gas and stun grenades at his supporters who took to the streets.

A supporter of Kizza Besigye peers out from the gates of his party headquarters at police, who had surrounded the building.Ben Curtis/The Associated Press

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A plain-clothes policeman shouts to clear the road as a black-windowed police van believed to contain arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye speeds away.Ben Curtis/The Associated Press

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A supporter of opposition leader Kizza Besigye throws a stone as he tries to stop police from entering Besigye's office in Kampala.Goran Tomisevic/Reuters

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Policemen detain a supporter of opposition leader Kizza Besigye near his office.Goran Tomisevic/Reuters

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Unidentified special forces patrol in a pickup truck outside the party headquarters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.Ben Curtis/The Associated Press

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A policeman chases angry supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.Ben Curtis/The Associated Press

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A policeman beats a supporter of opposition leader Kizza Besigye. in Kampala, Uganda February 19, 2016.Goran Tomisevic/Reuters

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A Ugandan soldier removes a burning barricade during clashes in Kampala.Goran Tomisevic/Reuters

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A family flees on a motorcycle as riot police firing tear gas and stun grenades chase supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.Ben Curtis/The Associated Press

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Uganda police block the gates of the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) after arresting opposition candidate Kizza Besigye.Isaac Kasamani/AFP / Getty Images

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