Text By Deepak Adhikari /Photos By Rajaram Gautam
At 9:30 am, the procession of 3 hundred journos headed towards Gaushala. As it crossed the Bagmati Bridge, it encountered security men. They staged peaceful dharna. Suddenly, the police started baton charging. Kishor Shrestha, Mahendra Bista and Gopal Thapaliya and seven other scribes were injured. Surya Bahadur Thapa was arrested and severely beaten inside the police van. Nawaraj Chalise was also beaten. When scribes demanded press freedom, police ruthlessly beat and dispersed them.
Journos staged protest at FNJ Head Office, Sinamangal. FNJ president Bishnu Nishthuri vowed to continue protest until the restoration of democracy.