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OK:

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Heavily-armed members of a controversial right-wing “patriot” group added an extra dose of unease to protests in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday.

Protesters and police confirmed that a handful of Oath Keepers with what appeared to be assault rifles, bulletproof vest and camouflage gear were seen early Tuesday on the streets of Ferguson, which was under a state of emergency following demonstrations pegged to the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

Not OK:

Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly is arrested when police officers suddenly closed a Ferguson McDonald's restaurant on West Florissant Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly is arrested when police officers suddenly closed a Ferguson McDonald’s restaurant on West Florissant Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.
Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

Reporters from The Huffington Post and Washington Post have been charged with trespassing and interfering with a police officer’s performance, a chilling setback for press freedom coming nearly a year after their arrests in Ferguson, Missouri.

We are so fucked.

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