5 Lawyers held for attacking journalists

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Five lawyers have been arrested for attacking journalists on court premises in Thiruvananthapuram. The arrested lawyers have been sent on station bail after they were arrested late evening today.

The incident took place on 14th October when media persons were present at Vanchiyoor court in Thiruvananthapuram to cover court proceedings and a group of lawyers allegedly threatened, beat up and forced journalist to leave.

At least two journalists were injured in the attack. The incident is the latest in a series of clashes between journalists and lawyers in different courts across the state. It started off at Kerala High Court in July.

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