Three journalists covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, were arrested Sunday night.
Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson ordered the arrests of Financial Times reporter Neil Munshi, Telegraph foreign correspondent Rob Crilly and Sports Illustrated writer Robert Klemko, according to The Washington Post.
Klemko took to Twitter to capture the chaotic scene, live tweeting his temporary detainment:
I got tear-gassed good. Cop grabs me, drags me to truck and hands me water. "You media??" "YES" "hahahahaha Welcome to Ferguson!"
The mobilization and aggression of police was exponentially larger tonight. No more tolerance, apparently.
Cops said they would arrest if I continued to retreat the gas, so I ran into it and got 2 water bottles from a masked cop. Incredible relief
Just spoke with Capt Johnson. They've quarantined me and two other journos. Not allowed to view Florissant. "They tried to take the command"
Capt Johnson is now arresting us.
Captain Johnson arrested us for 2 minutes. We pleaded that we had followed every instruction. He let us go.
Capt Johnson said walk away or be arrested. I started walking away. They followed and arrested us.
When they cut cuffs off minutes later, I held onto it. Johnson tried to take it. I said "it's a ferguson souvenir." pic.twitter.com/89t6G49FId
Last week, The Huffington Post's own Ryan J. Reilly was arrested in a Ferguson McDonald's while he was covering events in the city. Reilly described the incident as a "dehumanizing process."
Tensions have erupted between police and demonstrators after the Aug. 9 death of local teen Michael Brown, who was shot at least six times by police officer Darren Wilson. Capt. Johnson took command over security operations in Ferguson on Aug. 14 in the hopes of quelling clashes between police and demonstrators, as well as journalists covering the conflict. Johnson ordered away SWAT trucks with sniper posts and even marched with demonstrators. However, unrest on the streets had resumed by the weekend.
08/26/2014 7:49 AM EDT
The Toll On Michael Brown's Family
USA Today's Yamiche Alcindor provides an intimate look at how Michael Brown's parents have been dealing with the loss of their son:
Phones constantly ring with reporters asking for interviews or family members offering support. Last week, as demands reached a tipping point, both parents moved into hotels to shield themselves.
In the days leading up to the funeral, Brown's mother continued to cry and spoke in whispers as she tried to explain her feelings.
"They say tomorrow is going to be the hardest day, but I think today was — just seeing my baby laying there, cold," Lesley McSpadden, 34, told USA TODAY. "It did something to my heart. It's too much. It's too much."
08/26/2014 7:44 AM EDT
New Audio Allegedly Captures Moment Michael Brown Was Shot
New audio has surfaced that allegedly captures the moment when Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot dead by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, on Aug. 9.
CNN aired the unverified recording on Monday night. Six shots can be heard, followed by a pause, then several more. A private autopsy performed on Aug. 17 at the request of Brown's family found that the 18-year-old was shot 6 times, including twice in the head.
08/25/2014 12:58 PM EDT
Al Sharpton: America, It's Time To Deal With Policing
08/25/2014 12:53 PM EDT
Al Sharpton: All Of Us Are Required To Respond
Rev. Al Sharpton: All of us are required to respond to this #MikeBrownfuneral— HuffPost BlackVoices (@blackvoices) August 25, 2014
08/25/2014 12:48 PM EDT
Benjamin Crump: We Will Not Accept Three-Fifths Justice For Michael Brown
08/25/2014 12:28 PM EDT
Funeral Program Includes Tribute From Michael Brown's Parents
USA Today reporter, Yamiche Alcindor shares photo of program which includes tributes to Michael Brown from his mother and father
08/25/2014 12:22 PM EDT
Michael Brown's Stepmother: He Prophesied His Own Death
Stepmother of #MichaelBrown said the late teen "pretty much prophesied his own death and didn't realize it."— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 25, 2014