The live streaming app Periscope is just one of the ways people can get an unadulterated look to see what’s going on in Baltimore. Riots erupted Monday following the funeral of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died from injuries sustained during an arrest. Peaceful protests soon turned violent as dozens of cars and buildings were set ablaze by rioters.
Journalists flocked to the scene and some are broadcasting the events through Periscope. But a problem some Periscope users might have is deciding who to follow. Luckily, International Business Times has compiled a short list of accounts to watch.
1. Paul Lewis, The Guardian
One of Lewis’ live streams was uploaded to YouTube. For those who aren’t familiar with the app, viewers can join the conversation and their comments will appear on the front of the video. The YouTube video shows how it works. Lewis interviewed one citizen who runs a local shelter and said the people who are rioting are not bad people. “My heart is broken for my city,” she said. “This hurts.”
2. Tom Fitzgerald, WTTG/Fox 5
Fitzgerald is reporting from Baltimore and covered the Orioles game. Though it wasn’t canceled, the Birds and the Chicago White Sox played in an empty stadium since fans were not allowed to attend because of the riots.
— Tom Fitzgerald (@FitzFox5DC) April 29, 2015
3. Rajini Vaidyanathan, BBC News
Vaidyanathan, also stationed in Baltimore, will give viewers a look at what it’s like to walk down the streets of the embattled city during the day. She has shared numerous photos of the military and police presence in Baltimore and also has her own live feed.
— Rajini Vaidyanathan (@rajiniv) April 29, 2015
4. Wesley Lowery, Washington Post
The reporter has been active on various social media networks while covering the riots and protests in Baltimore. Snapchat, Twitter and Periscope have all been used by Lowery as tools for communication and sharing. His feed for Periscope was active during the curfew Tuesday night, but some of his posts still appear on Snapchat.
— Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery) April 29, 2015
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