Washington Post releases statement after arrest of reporter in Ferguson, Mo.: 'He was illegally instructed to stop taking video of officers. Then he followed officers' instructions to leave a McDonald's - and after contradictory instructions on how to exit, he was slammed against a soda machine and then handcuffed. That behavior was wholly unwarranted and an assault on the freedom of the press to cover the news. The physical risk to Wesley himself is obvious and outrageous'
Editor's note: Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) is reporting that two journalists were just arrested while working inside a Ferguson, Mo., McDonalds. Before his tweet, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly (@ryanjreilly) both tweeted that they were in the McDonalds. The arrests have not been confirmed and we are watching for more. - Jillian