- — Jon Swaine (@jonswaine)Thu, Aug 14 2014 00:00:00Tried to get closer to confirm identities of reporters being arrested. Was marched at by cops in riot gear and threatened with arrest
- — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)Thu, Aug 14 2014 00:30:47
- — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)Thu, Aug 14 2014 00:32:01
- On MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show," Lowery said officers eventually directed him to leave. He said he was gathering his things and preparing to leave while asking questions about which door to take when his bag slipped off his shoulder. He said he then told officers he was going to adjust his bag and that's when officers said, "Let's take him" and he was forcibly removed and put in temporary restraints.
- — Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery)Thu, Aug 14 2014 00:44:41Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of
- — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)Thu, Aug 14 2014 00:47:53
Reporters covering Ferguson, Mo., protests detained
Two reporters, Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post and Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post, who are covering the protests in Ferguson, Mo., following the shooting of an unarmed black teenager, were apparently detained in a McDonald’s there Wednesday but quickly released.
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