Another day of protests in Ferguson, Missouri; another day of reporters getting harassed, threatened and arrested by police.
Last night, Getty Images photographer Scott Olson and The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux were both arrested while covering the tense situation. Olson has been released and Devereaux is expected to be freed this morning — with no charges, of course.
Those reporters lucky enough to avoid being arrested dealt with what has become typical threats and harassment from law enforcement. Vice’s Tim Pool had his press badge ripped off of him by a cop who yelled “This doesn’t mean shit!” CNN’s Don Lemon and Jake Tapper had to run from a tear gas canister used by police to disperse a crowd.
At this point you can probably just treat this post as a Mad Libs for reporting on Ferguson. The names and the details will slightly change, but the story will — unfortunately — remain the same.
[Image: Ryan Devereaux / Twitter]
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