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Police in Ferguson Reportedly Arrest St. Louis Alderman for Getting Out of His Car

Antonio French.

Photo by Jamelle Bouie

St. Louis alderman Antonio French has been a regular presence in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent days as protests over the police killing of Michael Brown have been ongoing. Tonight, BuzzFeed’s Joel Anderson reports, French was arrested.

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More details emerged later.

French is still in custody.

French represents Ward 21 in St. Louis. Ward 21 is about 5 miles away from the city of Ferguson.

Earlier, police in Ferguson arrested a Washington Post reporter and a Huffington Post reporter for taking too long to leave a McDonald’s.

Read the rest of Slate’s coverage of the protests in Ferguson.

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