The Lord’s Resistance Movement (LRM), the political wing of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), claims the LRM/A is a non-religious, non-tribal armed resistance movement. A statement received by IRIN on Monday, protesting “Panda Gari” (“get in the truck”) security operations in Gulu town, attempts to present a political programme for the movement, long a human rights pariah. The name “Lord’s”, the statement says, refers to the prayers of the rural population to prevent “pogroms and massacres”.
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