Chaos Unfolds Again in Ferguson as CNN’s Jake Tapper and Crew Hit with Tear Gas
Chaos unfolded yet again during the protests in Ferguson, Mo. The turmoil was captured live on CNN as stun grenades and tear gas flew towards Jake Tapper, Don Lemon, and their CNN crew.
While attempting to clear protestors out of the street shortly after midnight, the riot police launched the canisters, sending reporters scurrying off to the side while several protestors remained in the thick smoke. Tapper put on his gas mask and Lemon, having thought to have heard gun shots, immediately secured a bulletproof vest while describing the scene that had just unfolded.
Tapper later indicated that the gas attack may have been provoked by a protestor throwing a glass bottle at the riot police.
Around 8:53 into the below video, an unidentified photographer lays down on the floor after being overcome by the effects of the tear gas. Several of his colleagues can be seen pouring milk into his eyes as a way of alleviating the burn.
Watch the video below, via CNN:
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