Live footage from CNN showed a black and Latinx reporter, Oscar Jimenez, getting arrested at protests in Minneapolis.
Over the past two days, protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, have intensified. As a CNN crew was covering the events, state police approached Jimenez who showed them his CNN credentials and told them he was a reporter.
Jimenez continued to report while waiting for an order to move – a state police officer then arrested Jimenez, his producer and photojournalist. The camera was still rolling – held by a police officer – as the crew were led away.
Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis… https://t.co/lblKo2Nh0d
Another CNN reporter, Josh Campbell, was also on the scene. He recounted that he was also approached by police, at which point he showed them his CNN credentials and was allowed to remain where he was.
The reporter they arrested @OmarJimenez is black and Latino. His other colleague @joshscampbell who is white is als… https://t.co/4ttWoCHfG6