Tuesday, August 19, 2014

6 more journalists arrested in Ferguson protests

Six journalists were taken into custody while covering the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday and early Tuesday, aggravating what one press freedom group has called a "concerted, top-down effort to restrict the fundamental First Amendment rights of the public and the press."
The incidents bring the total number of journalists arrested during the mid-August protests to 11.
Other journalists reported being threatened with arrest and affected by tear-gas on Monday night. Authorities tried to restrict members of the news media to a designated area away from the protests, sometimes nicknamed a "press pen."."http://www.click2houston.com/news/6-journalists-arrested-in-ferguson-protests/27613288Photographer arrested in Ferguson

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