While many mainstream outlets are covering the Ferguson protests after two prominent journalists were arrested, Twitter protesters have kept the news coming since Michael Brown was killed. From new highlights, photos and comments from those on the ground, and words from those around the world, social media has become the hub for important information surrounding issues important to the people. The death of Mike Brown ignited the fire between St. Louis citizens and the government, but Twitter revealed racial issues that have persisted in the small town for quite some time. Also revealed is the fact that the U.S. government has similar military armory in most states and a significant amount in the southern states.
The two journalists, Wesley Lowery and Ryan Riley, who were arrested for trespassing at a local McDonald’s in Ferguson made headlines after Twitter followers and fellow staff noticed they hadn’t tweeted in about 45 minutes.
Every minute, Twitter users from Ferguson, Missouri, and beyond have kept the fight alive and the information flowing through #Ferguson, and #MikeBrown hashtags. Take a look at some news and photos from Twitter.