An emergency situation developed on the press riser at the March on Washington event in D.C. Saturday. Police reportedly ordered half of the media to beat feet as the riser began to buckle.
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 24, 2013
Y'all better get off the press riser. A riser collapse is NOT a part of the dream. #MOW50
— Elizabeth (@LizHibbler) August 24, 2013
Emergency on the Press Riser. It is sagging. Get off of it you guys. Please be safe as you cover the event.
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) August 24, 2013
The Press Riser is beginning to sag? …. Where did they rent the gear from? #MOW50
— Kevin Bond (@ItsKevinBond) August 24, 2013
Wow press riser is beginng to buckle organizers just asked more people to move #Mlkdream50
— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) August 24, 2013
That was a scary announcement at the March on Washington. Dear press – please stop being so heavy. #MOW50
— Asher Huey (@asherhuey) August 24, 2013
There have been no reports of injuries.