World Lens — Week in Review: March 20

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Some Ugandans Aren't Feeling Kony 2012

The Kony 2012 video that took the Internet by storm with its impassioned appeal to support the ongoing hunt of rebel leader Joseph Kony ruffled feathers in the northern Ugandan town of Lira.

Some viewers walked out in the middle of a public screening of the documentary and others threw stones at the screen in protest of what some called a celebration of their suffering.

Uganda's prime minister Amama Mbabazi also railed against the video stating, "The Kony 2012 campaign fails to make one crucial point clear. Joseph Kony is not in Uganda." He added that Uganda was on Kony's trail and did not "need a slick video on YouTube... to take notice."

Days later, Jason Russell, director of the video, was taken into custody and hospitalized after he stripped naked and ran through the busy streets of San Diego screaming "You're the devil" and other graphic obscenities.

(Photo: REUTERS/James Akena)

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