I assume that everyone in America is actually following this story, but if not here are a couple of relevant links, from Jez:
Journalists from Huffington post and Washington Post have been arrested and released. Other news crews have been kicked out and have had tear gas shot at them. They have even arrested Antonio French, St. Louis Alderman, whose tweets and vines are like scenes from your worst dystopian novel adaptation:
This is just mind bending news to wake-up to. If there's one place you don't quite expect protests to end up like this is the US. I suppose this is what happens when your police force is better equipped that some small armies.
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