Latest: Some journalists targeted by protesters in St. Louis – Alabama News

Latest: Some journalists targeted by protesters in St. Louis – Alabama News

The Latest on the murder trial of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black man in St. Louis (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

Some journalists covering demonstrations in downtown St. Louis over a former police officer’s acquittal in a 2011 shooting say they have been the targets of threats and violence from protesters.

A freelance videographer for The Associated Press said a protester approached him Friday, took his camera and threw it to the ground, breaking the view finder. Later in the day while he was using a different camera, he said he was surrounded by six men who told him to put the camera away or he’d be beaten.

Also Friday, a reporter for KTVI in St. Louis reported that a protester taunted him about the media, drawing a crowd. The reporter described the group as being angry and in his face, and said three water bottles were thrown at him.

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