Hundreds of youth assembled across the rivulet at the site of the encounter in the Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) building, with clashes reported with security forces in their bid to cross the stream to try and physically prevent the security forces from launching combat operation against the terrorists. Sempora is a mere 15 km from Srinagar.
The story, here. Emphasis, mine.
PS: On social media, I notice some opinion makers conflating this incident with JNU. That is equally reprehensible — an attempt to tar with too broad a brush.