Three journalists were injured in stone-pelting by lawyers.

Journalists on a sit-in protest at Vanchiyoor court in Thiruvananthapuram following media-lawyers spat
news Media-Lawyer Clashes Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 18:20

Mediapersons on Thursday evening stage a sit-in protest in front of the locked gates of the Vanchiyoor court in Thiruvananthapuram, following stone-pelting by the lawyers, in which at least three journalists were injured.

Violent clashes were triggered after many mediapersons landed at the court premises after receiving messages on journalistic groups on WhatsApp that the media-room in the court premises had been reportedly vandalized.

Posters against the entry of media into the premises were also seen pasted on the back of a media vehicle parked within the premises, as well as in front of the media-room which was later forcibly locked by the raging advocates.

The advocates resorted to pelting of stones and anything that came handy, including broken branches of trees, at the mediapersons gathered outside the gates, which were locked from inside.

Following this, passers-by and onlookers too joined in protesting against the lawyers indulging in gross lawlessness that could have caused grievous bodily harm to schoolchildren who were returning home at that time.

The police who later arrived on the scene have promised to look into the issue after a complaint is filed by the aggrieved party.

However, sporadic displays of rage continued to occur even after the arrival of the police. 

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