Scuffles broke out at the funeral of murdered Ugandan gay activist David Kato's Friday, after the pastor leading the service scorned the gay community and locals refused to bury the coffin.
REUTERS - Scuffles broke out between locals and friends of a murdered Ugandan gay activist at his funeral on Friday after the pastor conducting the service berated gay people and villagers refused to bury the coffin.
David Kato was beaten to death with a hammer on Wednesday, police said. His photo was printed on the cover of a newspaper last October that called for gays to be executed under a headline that read: "Hang them".
Ugandan police say preliminary investigations point to Kato being killed during a robbery but human rights activists suspect his killing was linked to his sexuality.
Date created : 2011-01-28