Assault on Media: Journalists Stage Silent Protest

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Kolkata: As the media came under brutal assault during the West Bengal civic polls in Bidhan Nagar, Salt Lake area on Saturday, around hundreds of media persons in various districts staged a silent rally to condemn the attack.

The Press Clubs in various districts on Sunday conducted the rally in various districts including Contai. Not only the media persons but the locals too joined the rally and demanded punishment for the culprits.

The Calcutta Press Club will also orgonise a rally on Monday to protest the brutal assault on media.

At least 11journalists were barbarically thrashed and their equipment broken allegedly by goons of ruling Trinamool party while taking reports on rampanr rigging in poll booths across Bidhan Nagar and Salt Lake area.

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