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Dozen scribes injured in police baton charge

Around a dozen mediapersons have been injured after police wielded baton on the rally taken out by journalists organizations and civil society on Monday to protest Sunday's attack on Himalmedia. The police personnel posted at the Maitighar Mandala, a rally-prohibited zone, snatched their banners and resorted to the baton charge after the rallying journalists reached Maitighar Mandala.

FNJ secretary Ramji Dahal including some other journalists have been injured in the baton charge.

Maitighar Mandala area become tense after the protestors clashed with the police. The police said that they were compelled to use force after the journalists entered the prohibited zone.

The rally was taken out protesting against the attack on the Himalmedia by the Maoist-affiliated All Nepal Hotel and Restaurant Labour Union on Sunday in which around a dozen staffers, including publisher Kunda Dixit and CEO Ashutosh Tiwari, were beaten up at the Hattiban-based office.

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