As reported by St. Louis TV station KMOV, 90 year-old Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested on Monday during continued protests in Ferguson, Missouri. According to the report, Epstein was placed under arrest with eight other individuals for “failing to disperse.” Here’s what Epstein had to say about her arrest.
“I’ve been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn’t think I would have to do it when I was 90,” Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. “We need to stand up today so that people won’t have to do this when they’re 90.”
And in another account of how zealous authorities in Ferguson have gotten, CNN reporter Don Lemon was physically pushed around by police officers while reporting from the scene of protests.
Here’s the video.
And then there’s the case of Getty photographer Scott Olson, who was arrested by police who said media was “required to be in a certain area.” Here’s a photo of Olson being arrested by police.
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 18, 2014