Here’s is an updated version of the events covered in this post:
Three people were arrested during protests near the Ferguson Police Department on Saturday afternoon after a protester claimed he was bumped by a passing vehicle, police said.
About 35 people were protesting at 2:16 p.m. on South Florissant Road about a block from the police department when a protester claimed he had been bumped by a vehicle, according to Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson. No one reported any injuries, but the driver was arrested along with a protester who damaged the man’s car. A third man was taken into custody when he ignored police orders to get out of the roadway.
This is a much different story than the one conveyed by this tweet we posted earlier:
My intern was run over by KKK!
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) September 20, 2014
Ms. Nadal later tweeted:
After all the recent events today, it's my hope that we can have peace this evening. Tempers r high, but we need to stay focused on JUSTICE.
— MariaChappelleNadal (@MariaChappelleN) September 21, 2014
Yes, “temper r high.” Maybe because protesters are making wild accusations that don’t fit the facts?