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Journalists demand arrest of attackers within 72 hours

  • Published at 12:58 pm August 7th, 2018
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The demonstrators also warned of tougher programs if the government fails to arrest the attackers within the next 72 hoursMehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The demonstrators also warned of tougher programs if the government fails to arrest the attackers within the next 72 hours

Journalists, belonging to different media outlets, have demanded immediate arrest of those responsible for the attack on some of their colleagues during the ongoing student movement seeking safe roads.

The journalists made the demand from a human chain at SARRC Fountain in Karwan Bazar area on Tuesday morning.

The demonstrators also warned of tougher programs if the government fails to arrest the attackers within the next 72 hours.

Demanding the arrest by analysing video footage, the journalists said it is not difficult to arrest the attackers as video footage of them exists.

 At least seven photojournalists were injured in attacks by unruly youths in the capital’s Jigatala and Science Laboratory areas on Sunday, while these media professionals were taking snaps of an attack on protesting students.

The injured are- AM Ahad of international news agency the Associated Press (AP), Zawad of the Daily Janakantha, Palash of the Banik Barta, Rimon of US-based Zuma Press, Sharif of the Dainik Naya Diganta, freelancer Rahat and Enamul Hasan, a photography student of Pathsala South Asian Media Institute.