‘ PRODUCER OF RUPTLY VIDEO AGENCY ARRESTED BY POLICE UNDER UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY ‘

#AceNewsServices – FERGUSON – Nov.26 – A producer from RT’s Ruptly video agency was arrested by police in Ferguson after a second night of disturbances in the St. Louis suburb. Denise Reese, a German citizen, was subsequently released after being held for a few hours.

 A protester is arrested in front of the Ferguson Police Department, in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

A protester is arrested in front of the Ferguson Police Department, in Ferguson, Missouri, November 25, 2014 (Reuters / Jim Young)

She was taken to the City of Ferguson Police Municipal Court building, having been detained for unlawful assembly. Ruptly reportedly recorded the moment that Reece was marched towards the police building. She is believed to be the second person being escorted, wearing a gas mask.

One of her colleagues, Andres Benedicto, spoke to RT and said that “protesters were gathering around the police department. The police gave the protesters a couple of warnings saying they were forming an unlawful assembly. They were asked about five or six times to leave the area.”

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However, after being held for some hours, she was eventually released without charge.

Reese, is based in Berlin and only arrived in Ferguson on Monday. She has the correct journalistic credentials to work as a journalist in the US. Ruptly says she is one of their most experienced producers and had previously worked covering the Maidan protests in Kiev.

44 people were arrested in total during a second, calmer night of demonstrations. Late on Monday and early into Tuesday, police detained 61 protesters during a night of arson, looting, vandalism and sporadic gunfire.

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