A group of 10-12 youths, who identified themselves as Awami Juba League activists, on Sunday assaulted journalists, who were on duty near BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office, besieged by the law enforcers since Saturday night.
Witnesses said that the youths attacked leaders of Jatiyatabadi Mahida Dal, women organisation backed by the BNP, after they were going out from the office after meeting Khaleda. As the journalists went there to cover the incident, the youths assaulted some of them.
Asked by the journalists about their identity, the youth replied that they were activists of the ruling Awami League-backed youth organisation.
At least three journalists were assaulted, the witnesses said, adding that the youths went away in the face of protests from the journalists.