KATHMANDU, FEBRUARY 4
Cadres of the Dahal-Nepal faction of ruling NCP deployed to enforce the day-long general strike have assaulted reporters covering the protests.
Keshav Raj Joshi, who works for online news portal shilapatra.com and was reporting the strike related events, was physically assaulted by Dahal-Nepal cadres in Koteshwar.
According to Joshi, the assaulters accused him of reporting in Oli's favour. They also damaged his camera.
Meanwhile, on behalf of the Central Protest Committee, leader of the group Bishnu Rijal apologised for the incident. "We apologise for the inconveniences arising out of the incident and would like to clarify that it was unintentional."
आज आन्दोलनका क्रममा शिलापत्रका पत्रकार केशवराज जोशीमाथि भएको व्यवहारको नेकपा केन्द्रीय संघर्ष समिति दु:ख प्रकट गर्दछ । उक्त घटना नियतवश नभएको स्पष्ट पार्दै यसबाट परेको असुविधाप्रति क्षमा चाहन्छौं ।- Bishnu Rijal (@bishnurijal1) February 4, 2021
Similarly, another video has surfaced wherein a TV reporter -- Diwakar Sah -- is chased and manhandled by protesters.