Ferguson Cops Crack Down on Protests

During what was supposed to be a peaceful protest, violence and chaos erupted in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday night. SWAT teams were reportedly present as police cracked down on the protest with military-grade equipment. Two reporters were taken into police custody and released: Wesley Lowery of The Washington Post and Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post. According to Lowery and Reilly’s Twitter feeds, they were both arrested and assaulted by officers. Lowery tweeted “Officers slammed me into a fountain soda machine because I was confused about which door they were asking me to walk out of,” and Reilly tweeted a SWAT team entered the McDonald’s he was sitting in.