FERGUSON, Mo. – Sixteen people were arrested and two police officers were injured during Ferguson's fourth night of protests.
One of the injured officers was hit by a brick and suffered an ankle injury. The other officer's injury is unclear.
Among those arrested was 21st Ward Alderman Antonio French, who was taken into custody for unlawful assembly. French has been posting Vine videos and tweeting about the protests since Sunday.
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly were arrested while inside a McDonald's restaurant. They say SWAT officers came in to clear the area, and took them away. They were released without being charged after Ryan Pearce, a reporter for the LA Times, says he called Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and informed him of what happened.
Wednesday night into Thursday morning marked the area's fourth night of violence, with police using bean bag shots and tear gas to disperse crowds, which affected not only protesters, but also reporters documenting the chaos.
St. Louis County police say one patrol car was also damaged during the unrest.