The police should thoroughly investigate this matter and bring the alleged culprit(s) to book as a clear warning to other would-be offenders that such unlawful actions against journalists will not be tolerated.
These unlawful and unruly actions of intolerance by supporters of political parties should be condemned in the strongest of terms as they pose a great risk to the safety and security of journalists and citizens in general.
On the other hand, journalists should always be mindful of the profession’s safety and security measures whenever they are on assignment. One such precaution is to be aware of how certain sources or political players may perceive you. This entails an instinctive evaluation of potential risks in order to minimise risk to life and limb.