Bassem Masri, a vocal Ferguson protester, was arrested in October for assaulting a police officer. This was after he posted the video himself on YouTube.
Bassem Masri is a regular at the Ferguson protests.
Bassem Masri posted video where he verbally assaulted police in Ferguson, Missouri.
In October he charged with assaulting a police officer.
Local FOX 2 ran an exposé on Bassem Nasri in October.
People appear to feed off of his energy. Masri told an officer, ‘What happens when we take your gun?’ That officer then protects his gun. Another officer protecting his gun was answered with screams, ‘He has his hand on his gun!’
Then citizens surrounded him and chanted, ‘Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot.’
At one point you can hear Masri tell officers, while pointing at each one, ‘I`m praying for your death and you death and your death and your death.’
Bassem Masri sat down with us to answer to his tactics. He said, ‘We need to be talking about how we gonna fix the police, not how do we fix Bassem.’
Reporter Hayes asked, ‘It appears at times you`re trying to get an officer to strike you.’
Masri: ‘Maybe, nah. I don`t want to get hurt. I don`t want to go to jail. Hell no and you know what it is? Like I just stated earlier, I`m a citizen who`s mad.’
On Wednesday night police arrested Bassem Masri at a demonstration in Ferguson.
One of the protesters hurled a water bottle at police.
The protesters were sitting on the street blocking traffic.
Protesters sitting in the street, stopping traffic outside of Ferguson PD pic.twitter.com/BQjMqepcSh
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) November 20, 2014
Once again the protesters portray themselves as innocent victims.
— Toluse Olorunnipa (@ToluseO) November 20, 2014
Police busted Bassem Masri tonight.
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 20, 2014
Once again – this is what police have to put up with on a daily basis in Ferguson.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) November 20, 2014