Thursday, August 14, 2014

What's Happening in Ferguson, Missouri - Day 4

Via Gawker:

Some 350-odd protesters flooded the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday evening, demanding justice for the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown and the name of the police officer who killed him. They chanted, "Hands up, don't shoot" as they marched through the predominantly black city.
Late Wednesday and in the early morning hours of Thursday, Ferguson police—clad in armor and armed with rifles—fired tear gas, stun grenades, smoke bombs, and rubber bullets on these protesters and news teams on the scene. At least 10 people were arrested by Ferguson police last night, including journalists and an alderman; according to the New York Times, Ferguson police have arrested more than 50 people since protests started Sunday.
"I've had enough of being pushed around because of the color of my skin. I'm sick of this police brutality," one protester, Terrell, 18, told Reuters. "I'm going to keep coming back here night after night until we get justice."

Two journalists, the Washington Post's Wesley Lowery and the Huffington Post's Ryan J. Reilly, documented in detail their arrests by police last night, who apparently hauled them away after failing to leave a McDonald's were they working out of with other journalists fast enough.

Read the rest of the story here.

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