Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has joined the citizen journalism ranks, posting Vines and tweeting throughout the weekend as he joined the protests being held in Ferguson Missouri after an unarmed 18-year old was shot dead by police on 9 August.
Dorsey (pictured above, left), who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, tweeted on Friday (15 August) that he would be heading home to St Louis, and later joined the marches, posting first-hand accounts of the protests along with updates on Twitter.
Many of this tweets have been retweeted hundreds of times, and he tweeted several during the daytime of peaceful marching, continuing through the night with ongoing updates.
On Saturday (16 August) Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew that would last from midnight until 5:00 am for the St. Louis suburb after riots began, triggered by the death of teenager Michael Brown who was shot dead on a street in Ferguson a week ago.
Dorsey, who has 2.61 million followers on Twitter, signed off at 8.02 this morning with the tweet: "Finally home. See you tomorrow. #Ferguson".
The Ferguson hashtag is currently trending on Twitter.
See below some of his coverage.
Feels good to be home. I'll be standing with everyone in Ferguson all weekend #HandsUpDontShoot — Jack (@jack) August 16, 2014
Immediately feels like a movement. #Ferguson — Jack (@jack) August 16, 2014
Do the right thing and leave. Senator. https://t.co/vm7gpkGBBD — Jack (@jack) August 17, 2014
https://t.co/yqBDSDj0eF — Jack (@jack) August 17, 2014
"At 11:30 we rolling out. I love my people too much. 11:30. Let's roll." #Ferguson — Jack (@jack) August 17, 2014
Phone is dying. Follow @AntonioFrench and the hundreds of great folks on #Ferguson#HandsUpDontShoot! — Jack (@jack) August 17, 2014
Finally home. See you tomorrow #Ferguson. — Jack (@jack) August 17, 2014