Two Reporters Arrested In Ferguson Amid High Racial Tensions
Things aren’t getting any better.
Two reporters covering the mounting tensions between protesters and police in Ferguson Missouri, were assaulted and arrested Wednesday while working inside a McDonald’s. Gawker reports, Washington Post Journalist Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly were soon released once word got out on social media of their arrests.
Tensions hit an all time high when SWAT teams descended upon peaceful demonstrations in the already emotionally and racially torn Ferguson, amidst the death of 18 year old Mike Brown. Lowery took to social media to give a step-by-step account of his arrest. Upon being released, Lowery said he wasn’t given any paperwork or explanation as to why he or Reilly were detained.
It appears as if anybody and everybody is getting arrested or worse in Ferguson.