CNN Anchor Asks ‘Why Not Use Water Cannons’ On Ferguson Protesters

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A CNN anchor has been the target of much backlash on social media after this morning suggesting that police could break out water cannons and use them on protesters in troubled Ferguson.

In a conversation with her colleague Tuesday morning, Rosemary Church said “Talk to us about what police are saying to you. Why they are using this strategy? Why the use of tear gas, stun grenades? Why not perhaps use water cannons?”

Viewers immediately took to Twitter to point out the historical context of police hosing down predominantly African Americans protesters

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