CNN's Omar Jimenez Arrested on Live TV While Covering Minneapolis Protests

'A black reporter from CNN was arrested while legally covering the protests in Minneapolis. A white reporter also on the ground was not,' the news network tweets.

5/29/2020 2:13:00 PM

'A black reporter from CNN was arrested while legally covering the protests in Minneapolis,” the news network says. “A white reporter also on the ground was not.' Details:

'A black reporter from CNN was arrested while legally covering the protests in Minneapolis. A white reporter also on the ground was not,' the news network tweets.

Getty Images"A black reporter from CNN was arrested while legally covering the protests in Minneapolis. A white reporter also on the ground was not," the news network tweets.CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew were on Friday arrested on live TV while covering protests in Minneapolis.

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The arrests came amid continued protests in Minnesota – and other parts of the country – following the death of George Floyd, a black man, in police custody.Jimenez "has been taken into police custody during a live broadcast at the site of the protests in Minneapolis, after clearly identifying himself to officers," CNN said on its website. "Jimenez's crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs."

In a tweet, the news network, owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia, highlighted: "A black reporter from CNN was arrested while legally covering the protests in Minneapolis. A white reporter also on the ground was not."In an online post, the network added: "CNN's Josh Campell, who also was in the area but not standing with the on-air crew, said he, too, was approached by police, but was allowed to remain." The post quotes Campbell as saying: "I identified myself ... they said, 'OK, you're permitted to be in the area.' I was treated much differently than [Jimenez] was."

In a CNN video of the arrest, the reporter is seen reporting about another arrest on the scene, saying: "We have got one person being arrested here," before telling his colleagues in the studio: "We are speaking with state patrol now. Give us a second, guys." Jimenez then addresses police, saying: "We can move back to where you like here. We are live on the air at the moment. This is the four of us, we are one team. Just put us back where you want us. We are getting out of your way. Just let us know."

The reporter then continues his report, with one police officer putting his hand on Jimenez's arm. Another member of the police team then says to him: "You are under arrest," leading the reporter to ask "do you mind telling me why I am under arrest?" The police then handcuff Jimenez and lead him away.

Jimenez said on CNN.com earlier in the night: "Dramatic scenes have unfolded in Minneapolis after the police arrived on the scene and clashed with protesters. It was the first time authorities had been seen on the scene in more than an hour. The police officers, some in riot gear, immediately launched into action, using pepper spray and batons to disperse crowds near the police station. Police were seen shoving at least one person, while protesters responded by throwing projectiles at the officers as others fled the site."

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Geez!! exactly what were the arrest charges Minneapolis Is Unreal!!! I'll Never Travel Anywhere Near That Ridiculousness!!! ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS Julius_S_Malema MbuyiseniNdlozi Is it clear enough now! The reporter did everything right. Get the army in those cities that are being burned down and looted! Shoot yo injure not kill!

😩😩😂🤣🤣🤣🤣 surprise surprise....🤦🏾‍♂️ Bullshit, there's no excuses, nin at all , for any of this, it has to stop🛑 an noooow, its bullshit nonsense thats gone on to damn long , i wonder if these whites realize they were the LAST nationality to even be in this country , FR JoeBiden former vice-president my name is Reverend Paul earthquake Moore from Philadelphia we need every clergy out there no matter race color creed to help calm things down in Minnesota Police fire military archdiocese all churches in that community 215-385-2696

Okay. Maybe I’m stupid. But you can get arrested for not moving after the police asked you to? When you’re not doing anything illegal? What am I missing? citizenrights policerights “Police told the crew they were being detained because they were told to move and didn't.” We’ll cry me a mf river Any white person saying they arrested all the crew is just as racist as all of them.

Wow This is bull Staged! FakeNewsCNN is so pathetic! DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica SorosFundedRiots Z2w The white guys were arrested too. But it doesn’t stop the fact that this is fucked up. Bring that man justice already. It can’t be that hard. No one in their right mind can see what happened and not say it was murder. My stomach turned seeing that.

Mike with 7 numbers .where is your proof? Just your word isn't good enough Wasn’t only a black man. Two white guys as well. Stop making it about race and report the entire truth. Racist Americans They wanted the police, and the carnage in there background... the police had enough, and arrested them for being idiots, and not being where they were told ! The reporters think they are above the law. About time they were shown they are NOT !!! Down with CNN drama queens !!! 🤬

The fucking media thinks they can do ANYTHING they want !!! And yes, I know this from personal experience !!! It’s VERY clear from the first second the police approach them. The first words out of his mouth are “ we will move” like all CNN reporters, they ALL want the money shot. The Deep State which controls CNN has put things in motion to try to distract from all the news that is coming out about how corrupt they are. They want to divide the country and start racial wars. They want to somehow claim it’s Trump. Wake up WWG1WGA

No justice no peace That is so so wrong on so many ways. When are people going to wake up! Read your Bible people!! Try to work on being more Christ like. Let him take care of this horrific problem. He is the only one who knows all and he has already had a plan long before we were even born. Liar... They were ALL arrested. Including the white reporters and camera men. Also white. I saw it all live. Why the f*ck would u lie about something like that I mean other than fuel the hate. Garbage a** handle.

Where's your factcheck here jack Spanish reporter? AW a 76 Jimenez is not Black What race were the other two CNN folks who got arrested? (yep, white) 😭😭😭😭😭 I just can't breathe 😭😭😭😭😭 This is all shit😭😤😤😤😤!!!!! Not enough white people speaking out otherwise George Floyd would not be dead! Black people are treated worse than animals and you are taking offence to me comment asking you to speak to you quiet family and friends. Wake the heck up!!

As an after thought the crew was arrested...collateral damage INTIALLY the arrest should have been everyone black reporter was arrested then THE COPS WERE LIKE OHHH LETZ GO GET THE OTHERS gimme me a break HAD THAT BEEN A BLACK OFFICER ARRESTING A WHITE REPORT USA WOULD OUTRAGE! Clearly the looters and arsonists need to be arrested. not this reporting TEAM (the black reporter not only one detained).

The whole crew was arrested Free him Scott MacMeans SMacMeans · 1h Replying to Selective journalism. The entire crew of 4 was arrested; 1 black and 3 white. Be better. Write better headlines. The whole team detained including white reporters from CNN from what I've read. Selective wording in headlines to cause fear

I think it's safe to say realDonaldTrump has lost the Black vote, and they fully understand JoeBiden's joke, even though it wasn't in good taste POTUS has shown them who he supports - armed white men 'protesting' a government building, not Black athletes kneeling in protest So not the one that actually committed the murder of George Floyd🤔... make it make sense

CityMinneapolis your city has either the biggest racist trash cops in America or quite literally the dumbest. Which is it? Arrest these officers, heal your city or I hope everyone from the lowest beat cop to the highest official in your city is charged with accessory Not trying to start shit, I don’t think the crew should have been arrested. But to everyone who says the white reporter got off because he’s white, the black reporter’s producer & cameraman are both white and they were both arrested at the same time the reporter was

maybe they just hate CNN? You think about that? Not Surprised This is so sad People have died from these people Protesting People are losing there livelihood there businesses from the looting and fires this country is becoming out of control and Donald Trump don’t even care about what’s on What for How’s this even possible.. everything about this situation is unreal GeorgeFloydMurder

That seems kinda staged since they were let go and back to reporting the next street over. Reporting the news while BLACK 😡😡😡😡 They only arrested them after arresting the Black producer first. Why arrest them like that because they were affiliated with the Black Reporter. This is EXACTLY how trump envisioned his presidency. Racially divided and politically fraudulent. If NOVEMBER “We the PEOPLE” do not come out and vote there will be NO MORE TO SAY!

America is about to implode! Fighting Covid_19, fighting China, fighting Iran, Fighting Adesina and trying to suppress the liberation of Africa. It won't be long. Hang in there black folks. The pangs of pain bring rebirth. TEXT FLOYD TO 55156 TO SIGN A PETITION TO CONVICT THE OFFICERS WHO MURDERED GEORGE FLOYD

Funny how now a Hispanic man is labeled as a “Black man” yet the man who killed Travon Martin was also a Hispanic man but was labeled as a “White man”... so which one is it!? Trying your hardest to divide US may backfire in your face and Unite US!! AmericanFirst LoveIsAllWeNeed They arrested them all the only one recorded was black the crew was white

Wow.. For all those wondering WHY OmarJimenez was arrested I can bring clarity! Mr. Jimenez Had 3 strikes against him... Black - Strike 1! Latino - Strike 2! Works for CNN - STRIKE 3! YOU'RE OUT! Oh and these are the pitchers throwing: Your not trying to start a race war? This is fucking horrific ... this racism and police brutality has to end.

First things first they better bail him out by minday😤 This is not the time to be afraid and sit idly by while racial injustice and inequality run rampant, we all must stand together against the atrocities. 'A Hispanic reporter from CNN' Selective journalism. The entire crew of 4 was arrested; 1 black and 3 white. Be better. Write better headlines.

He was only arrested because he was ask to leave. Himself and team did not make attempt to start moving. Why is everyone not seeing this. Arresting the black reporter and not the white reporter shows the racial disparity in this country. wtf I’m sure CNN paid them to arrest the reporter lol Black and Latino!

White folks have been abused and killed by cops forever (statistics say a lot more than other races). It’s sad how media is singling out one race (are they trying to oppress?) We could do a lot more if we were honest and worked together. How we Police needs major reform. This is a time for All People of Faith to come together and pray for strength, guidance and protection in standing up for what is right and just.

They were all told to leave the erea and didnt other news outlets did and were not arrested all they had to do was move like 100 feet they seem like they wanted it to be done for clicks Nice spin Yeah cuz CNN would never stage a story. Please. All they know how to do is throw fuel on the fire. Burn all of it... ALL OF IT

PShep326 It was staged 😂 like everything CNN does - please give us a break What the hell There are white people dead because of the protest. More hospitalized cuz they're being targeted. Hear them driving around screaming kill white people They probably had thought of him as rioters as well.. 😂 Mennn this is madness God 🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️🙆🏼‍♀️

They arrested the whole crew....including whites Sounds bout right.... ThisIsAmerica Who cares if he got arrested. But if you’re going to arrest 1 reporter for doing their job you need to arrest every single one there. This city is just trying to make the situation worst. For doing his damn job. This is a civil rights issue. Enraging 😡

They arrested the whole crew, white people included🥴🙄🙄🤒 Sorry is not enough ok this reporter is scarred for life. I have my own bad experiences it haunts u GeorgeFloyd Seems fair. He should have done what he was asked. He wasnt arrested for being black. Idiots. Just remember they arrested a CNN reporter before the killers of George Floyd BlackLivesMatter

If that was a real arrest, I will eat my shorts. LiberalismIsAMentalDisorder FakeNewsAlert WeStandWithCNN WeStandWithOmarJimenez See how the coverage compares against other news outlets on Ground News Protestors Unrest racism Videos Minneapolis They should have both been arrested for working for a Chinese propaganda outlet.

jack where is the fact check here? The whole crew was arrested. They were blacks and whites. This is impacting the nation! Arresting black & Hispanic CNN reporter Omar Jimenez for doing his job in Minneapolis is like the Minnesota State Police spitting on George Floyd's grave. U guys are morons tweet everything that his crew was arrested as well n they where white so stop trying to push the hate

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Every news station in America should be broadcast what happened to this black reporter live on air!! White people please stop staying silent. Your silence is just as painful as the racist actions I am angry by this - this is Donald Trump's fault Why weren't they told what they were being charged with or read their Miranda rights?

Poc. Stunt That security gaurd they had with them was huge 😂😂😂 dangerous job euanrellie Justice reign supreme! No JUSTICE, no PEACE!! BlackLivesMater JusticeForGeorgeFloyd JusticeforBreonnaTaylor JusticeforAhmaudArbery FreeOmarJimenez They arrested all members of the crew (including the white producer)

Democratic state right? FreeOmarJiminez the media actually wording things correctly and pointing out blatant racism. I’m shocked Democratic Leadership, at its best, plain and simple. They don’t want “The American Spring” to be televised ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽✌🏾 Why no link to the live broadcast? This is when we need to be scared in a democracy Arresting media. Is not ok. Not ok

what the hell was he arrested for, being black? these cops need to get a grip on reality. America is officially broken! the link isn't working

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