10 Ferguson Twitter Accounts You Need to Follow

Want to really know what’s happening? These 10 Twitter handles are required reading.

People protest Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful.

People protest Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer last Saturday in Ferguson, Mo. As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas and shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful.

Since the death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown last Saturday, residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have taken to the streets to protest. Long before major media were on the ground, Twitter provided to-the-minute updates of events, and continues to be the most reliable reporting resource. Below is a list of 10 individuals you should follow on Twitter if you want to know what’s really happening on the streets of Ferguson, because the likes of CNN can’t be trusted to even report what’s happening outside of its own doors:

1. Antonio French (@AntonioFrench), St. Louis Alderman of the 21st Ward.




2. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (@MariaChappelleN), Missouri State Senator, District 14

3. Joel D. Anderson (@blackink12), Writer, Buzzfeed

4. Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery), Writer, Washington Post

5. Cherrell Brown (@Awkward_Duck), Organizer

6.  Rembert Browne (@rembert), Writer, Grantland

7. Trymaine Lee (@trymainelee), Reporter, MSNBC

8. Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes), Reporter, MSNBC

9.  Jelani Cobb (@jelani9), Contributor, The New Yorker

10. "Bobby scmedium Shirt" (@Vandalyzm), Area Resident

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