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St. Louis, MO alderman Antonio French, was arrested tonight while reporting on the uprising happening in Ferguson in response to the public execution of 18-year-old Michael Brown by the Ferguson Police Department last Saturday.

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His wife confirmed the reports via Twitter.

Twitter user Tef Poe posted footage of protesters demanding French’s release:

Later, Twitter user Ray Downs posted additional footage:

As previously reported by NewsOne, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery, along with Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly, was also arrested while reporting on the ground in Ferguson.

Read his account of what happened here.

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