President Barack Obama spoke on demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, over the recent police killing of an unarmed teenager.
“There is never an excuse for violence against police or for those who would use this tragedy as a cover for vandalism or looting,” Obama said.
“There’s also no excuse for police to use excessive force against peaceful protesters or to throw protesters in jail for lawfully exercising their first amendment rights,”
Two reporters were arrested, journalists and protesters were faced with militarized police.
Obama said “here in the United States of America police should not be bullying or arresting journalists who are just trying to do their jobs.”