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Police Captain: Some Journalists Glorify Ferguson 'Criminal' Protests

MSNBC via Mediaite

Johnson then explained that he feels media presence sometimes fuels the violent, criminal aspects of the protests in Ferguson.

"When a certain element, that criminal element, that got out here with masks on, that wanted to agitate and build up the crowd, would stop in front of the media, the media would swarm around them, give them a platform and glamorize their activity," he said. "Before we knew it, the crowd was 100. Now it’s 200. Now it’s 300. And now those criminals began to start throwing things out of the crowd that was standing within the media."

Protesters and police continued to clash Monday night in Ferguson. Overnight, at least two people were shot and 31 were arrested, including four journalists.

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