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CNN Reporter Arrested During Live Broadcast Of George Floyd Protests

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

3:27 PM - 29 May 2020



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:

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.

The tweet was hidden by twitter saying it violates rules about glorifying violence.



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