Jacobabad police beat up a journalist who was covering a protest demo here on Monday. Per details, a camp in connection with 12th Raibul Awal arranged by Ittehad Ahle-Sunnat caught fire. Ittehad Ahle Sunnat activists termed it an act of anti-social elements and later staged a protest demo at the DCO Chowk. Meanwhile, police beat up a local reporter Rajib Ali Soomro, who was covering the protest. The reporter fell unconscious and fellow journalists shifted him to a hospital, while the policemen fled from the scene. Later, members of Jacobabad District Union of Journalists led by their president Ghulam Haider Magsi staged a protest demonstration and demanded action against the cop involved in manhandling the reporter. They also demanded transfer of Jacobabad SSP Muhammad Yunus Chandio.