Protests continue as 2 reporters arrested at Ferguson McDonald's

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
In a news release issued today, the department asked that all people who assemble to pray or protest do so in "an organized and respectful" manner and disperse well before evening to ensure the safety of participants and the community.

Police face off with demonstrators in Ferguson, Mo., after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, Photo Credit: St. Louis Post-Dispatch , Photo Date: August 2014 (MGN Online)

Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two reporters covering the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb say they were arrested at a McDonald's Wednesday evening in the commercial corridor where angry protests have occurred.

Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post say they were working in the fast-food restaurant when SWAT officers came in to quickly clear the area. Both quickly tweeted about their arrests, detention and subsequent release without any charges.

Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson did not immediately return a cellphone message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

Earlier Wednesday, authorities urged people to confine their protests to daylight after three nights of tense confrontations, looting, tear gas and a second shooting nearby.

In a news release issued today, the department asked that all people who assemble to pray or protest do so in "an organized and respectful" manner and disperse well before evening to ensure the safety of participants and the community.

The release blames the previous violence on people who transformed peaceful protests into violent demonstrations, which police say is not indicative of the city or its residents.


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