Reporter Recounts His Arrest In Ferguson

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Governor Jay Nixon is expected to visit Ferguson, Missouri, today, in the aftermath of last night's volatile confrontations between police and protesters — and journalists.

There have been escalating clashes in Ferguson since police shot Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, in the town on Saturday. Last night, police ratcheted up their response, firing tear gas into the crowd, and using sonic cannons.

Two reporters were among the dozen people arrested. Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post and Ryan Reilly of The Huffington Post were recharging their phones and working inside a McDonald's restaurant when police arrived.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Reilly about the experience.


  • Ryan J. Reilly, reporter who covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court for The Huffington Post. He tweets @ryanjreilly.

This segment aired on August 14, 2014.


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