A CNN reporter has been arrested while covering protests calling for action to be taken following the death of George Floyd.
It happened live and on-air as the reporter was covering the demonstrations in the city of Minneapolis this morning:
— CNN (@CNN) May 29, 2020
The network says despite Omar Jimenez "clearly" identifying himself to police he and his producer and camera operator were placed in handcuffs.
The camera was also taken by police with live footage continuing to roll on CNN.
Protests in Minneapolis have continued following the death of George Floyd on Monday.
The 46-year-old African-American man died after a white police officer pressed his knee his neck for several minutes while pinning him to the ground.
Donald Trump described protesters as thugs and said when the looting starts the shooting starts.
....These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
The tweet was hidden by twitter saying it violates rules about glorifying violence.