In 1911, the people of Acholi took refuge on Guruguru hill while Lamogi warriors fought against British rule. The piles of boulders on the hilltop formed a number of small caves where people could wage a guerrilla war against the British. After around 3 months of fighting, and the death of a British officer, the colonialists took the rebellion in earnest, and allegedly used gas to smoke out the rebels from the caves and massacre them. Today, Guruguru hill is recognized as a symbol of anti-colonialism, and after stopping in Guru Guru to gain permission from the chief to visit this site, a local guide will lead you up the hill to proudly show their heritage: from the blood stain of the fallen British officer to the small water source to the occasionally claustrophobic caves.
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