Watch: CNN Attacked By What They call 'Peaceful Protesters'

Written By BlabberBuzz | Thursday, 15 April 2021 16:30

A group of protesters rushed a CNN news crew near a Brooklyn Center police precinct on the fourth consecutive night of demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.

The CNN crew, alongside reporter Miguel Marquez, was filming protesters yelling at police officers through a fence surrounding the headquarters when two young women, who refused to provide the crew with their names, demanded the crew cover the rally across the street rather than the police presence.

Marquez attempted to explain that demonstrators don't dictate the news coverage before a larger group ushered the news crew away.

One member of the CNN crew was hit directly in the head with a water bottle. After he fell to the ground, the man got up and said, "It's all good."

But within minutes, the crew was chased away.

"F--- out of here," protesters crassly screamed out as they followed the crew through the street as some in the crowd hurled eggs at the reporters.

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"We don't want any trouble," one of the CNN team members pleaded to protesters as they entered a vehicle to drive away. One egg was thrown at the driver's side window, and the crew appeared to have hit a car as they tried to make a hasty exit.

CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the encounter.

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"My team and I are fine and I appreciate your concern. I hope for equal justice under the law and will continue to report on this vital story as it unfolds," Marquez tweeted later in the evening.

Wright, a 20-year-old black man, was shot during a traffic stop on Sunday. Kim Potter, a white, 26-year veteran of the department who announced her resignation Tuesday, meant to fire her Taser but somehow used her handgun instead, according to former Police Chief Tim Gannon, who resigned shortly after Potter. Wright died later that night.

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Dozens of protesters were arrested in Brooklyn Center as they demonstrated in the street in the aftermath of the death.

More than 60 people were arrested Tuesday night in connection to unrest, State Patrol Col. Matt Langer said. Authorities claimed that demonstrators threw bricks and cans at officers.

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"The behaviors we continue to see are unacceptable, and we are not going to tolerate them," Langer said. "We encourage you to be peaceful and come and exercise your First Amendment rights, it is not acceptable and will not be tolerated if you choose to come and do criminal activity and destroy property and throw objects and make it unsafe for people to come and exercise your First Amendment rights."

Potter was arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter on Wednesday and later was released from jail on a $100,000 bond.

City officials extended a curfew into Wednesday as they braced for more unrest after dozens of people were arrested at the conclusion of Tuesday night's demonstrations.

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