BREAKING: Furious demonstrators attack CNN Center in Atlanta
CNN Center, the cable network’s Atlanta headquarters, came under attack Friday night during protests over police brutality sparked by the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis .A largely peaceful demonstration erupted near the downtown office building. Cops used pepper spray, and then some in the
A largely peaceful demonstration erupted near the downtown office building. Cops used pepper spray, and then some in the crowd were seen smashing windows and defacing the giant CNN sign with spray-paint. Down the street, a vehicle could be seen ablaze.
CNN correspondent Nick Valencia began reporting on the frightening scene from a stairway inside the building, behind a phalanx of SWAT officers in the lobby, with an angry mob standing on the other side of the broken and missing windows.“I have a daughter and wife I want to get home to tonight,” Valencia told anchor Chris Cuomo.
Protesters lobbed objects at the windows and into the lobby, and at least one officer was struck. What appeared to be a flash-bang device landed in front of police and large gusts of smoke went up into the air.One protester breached the building and was immediately arrested by cops as Valencia shouted questions at him, asking why he was there. “Change,” he replied.
As the violence flared and the situation in the lobby became more precarious, cops began firing tear gas and the crowd quickly began to thin out. Live footage showed over a dozen police officers holding the line with shields, barricades, and armored vehicles pushing protesters away from the building as objects continued to be hurled.
In a Friday evening press conference, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms was visibly angry as she told protestors to “go home.”“What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest, This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is chaos. A protest has a purpose,” Bottoms said. “When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn't do this to our city. If you want to change in Amerca, go and register to vote... that is the change we need in this country.”
Story continuesShe denounced the vandalism of the cable network headquarters: “CNN is here telling our story.”The tense scene unfolded just hours after CNN found itself at the center of the story about protests in Minneapolis, where George Floyd died, pleading “I can’t breathe” while a police officer kneeled on his neck.
Reporter Omar Jimenez and members of his crew were arrested by state police while covering fiery demonstrations in the city—prompting the governor of Minnesota to issue a public apology.“There is absolutely no reason something like this should happen. Calls were made immediately. This is a very public apology to that team. It should not happen,” Gov. Tim Walz said in a Friday news conference, adding that he took “full responsibility” for the early-morning incident. “I failed you last night in that.”
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Good Demonstrators, protestors.... no once you start committing crimes your a criminal and a rioter. You are every bit as evil as the guy you are mad at. Why CNN? CNN whose host stand for this chaos and now buildings burned even newer low income housing. Gone. Who will replace where is the money per this virus? Yes protest this was terrible event, but not damage and burn your town? SAD.
Ok enough. Time for law enforcement to take control of this. Even the protesters are tired of fake news! The wrong building! Fox News building, folks. We need smarter protestors. This seems a little misplaced Fuck them. They should all be in jail why though? Why CNN?
Multiple officers responding to protests in Atlanta outside CNN CenterProtests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who pleaded that he couldn't breathe while he was held down with a knee by a Minneapolis police officer, have spread nationwide. Follow here for the latest updates. ISSO, É PRA VOCES APRENDEREM, E NUNCA MAIS MATAR UM NEGRO, INDEFESO. I love that they targeted your building, I will be watching that video for a long time!
George Floyd protesters smash windows at CNN Center in AtlantaOnlookers watched while others lobbed water bottles, rocks and other projectiles while CNN employees watched inside the building from behind its glass edifice. amazing no one likes Cnn 😂 Fuck BlackLivesMatters
Atlanta Protestors Graffiti, Smash Windows at CNN HeadquartersProtestors graffitied the CNN logo and smashed windows at the Atlanta headquarters of the news network during the fourth night of protests over George Floyd's death CNN = China National Network CNN whips up the frenzy and the the frenzy comes home to roost. So will CNN finally take a stand against protests and vandalizing?
CNN Headquarters In Atlanta Defaced By Crowd Protesting George Floyd’s DeathProtesters in Atlanta on Friday marched on the headquarters of CNN, gathering by the hundreds in front of the building, defacing the giant-sized network logo out front and destroying police cars wh… ✊🏾 JusticeForGeorgeFloyd ❤️❤️❤️❤️
CNN accuses Minneapolis police of lying about its arrest of a black CNN reporter - Business InsiderBusiness Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals. Launched in 2007, the site is now the largest business news site on the web. I would seriously consider a lawsuit. CNN has the power to do so and get results Please, these corrupt cops had to know they were arresting a reporter and his crew, after all they had mics and cameras and probably a news truck near by. Reporter: Put as back where you want us, no you are under arrest. Did you hear that
WE’VE GOT SCOTUS ATTENTION — A DEM DISSES STAY-AT-HOME ORDER — COVID IN THE BOS CENTER!GovPritzker Slob needs to get his knee off the necks! GovPritzker Religion is for weak people! GovPritzker Jesus is the church. Not the other way around.