Numerous media outlets and citizen journalists have reported excessive use of force by police toward those protesting the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 9.
Wednesday evening, two reporters were arrested while covering the third day of protests. Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post (and ONA14 presenter) details how he was instructed to stop filming police officers and was slammed into a soda machine while he was being arrested. Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post said police purposefully shoved his head against the glass of the building. They have both been released.
To follow the ongoing situation in Ferguson:
- Garance Franke-Ruta’s Twitter list on Ferguson (31 members)
- Kristen Hare’s Twitter list of St. Louis journalists covering the shooting of Michael Brown (82 members)
- Circa’s Twitter list on Ferguson (34 members)
- The St. Louis Dispatch has extensive coverage of Ferguson and is curating tweets.
- Antonio French, Alderman of the 21st Ward, has been shooting photos and videos from the scene.
Photos via Jamelle Bouie on Twitter. Front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Aug. 14, 2014 via Newseum.
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