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Two reporters briefly detained near protest in Ferguson, Mo.
Two reporters briefly detained near protest in Ferguson, Mo.

As police in this St. Louis suburb turned out in force Wednesday evening to discourage another night of unrest, they unleashed a brief contretemps by arresting a pair of reporters. Protests have occurred every night since a Ferguson police officer fatally shot a young black man on Saturday. The reporters were among those who came to Missouri to cover the shooting and its aftermath. Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post and Ryan J. Reilly of the Huffington Post were taken into custody in a McDonald's restaurant near a demonstration. The action appeared to catch Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson by surprise. "Oh, God," he told the Los Angeles Times when he learned...

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