Journalists Face Tear Gas, Police Threats While Covering Protests Against Killing Of Michael Brown

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 11: Police lock down a neighborhood on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 11: Police lock down a neighborhood on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Journalists encountered a threatening response from police as they tried to cover the protests in Ferguson, the Missouri town that has been upended by the police killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

While there was a spate of looting on Sunday night, Monday's demonstrations were peaceful. Protestors faced tear gas and rubber bullets from officers trying to break their ranks up. At the same time, police told local media to get out of the area.

Police making local media leave so "we can disperse remaining people." Calling local stations telling them to pull out news trucks

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 12, 2014

Eventually officers charged again. Handful reporters/photogs threatened if we didn't move.
"Your last warning, you're putting lives at risk"

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 12, 2014

Not leaving, let's see if I end up in cuffs

— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) August 12, 2014

Protests are continuing, and the FBI has begun an investigation into Brown's killing.

Michael Brown Protests In Missouri