Journalists Face Tear Gas, Police Threats While Covering Protests Against Killing Of Michael BrownSubmitted by meekandmild on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 20:13
Journalists encountered a threatening response from police as they tried to cover the protests in Ferguson, the Missouri town that has been upended by the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.
While there was a spate of looting on Sunday night, Monday's demonstrations were peaceful. Protestors faced tear gas and rubber bullets from officers trying to break their ranks up. At the same time, police told local media to get out of the area.