Minnesota police arrest entire CNN TV crew covering George Floyd protests
MINNEAPOLIS An entire CNN TV crew - including a reporter who was covering the unrest in Minneapolis after the killing of George Floyd - was arrested by Minnesota police live on the air early Friday morning. The CNN camera was also taken into custody and continued to record as the crew was handcuffed, with police seemingly unaware that the camera was still on. Protests first erupted Tuesday, a day after Floyds death in a confrontation with police captured on widely seen citizen video. On the video, Floyd can be seen pleading as Officer Derek Chauvin presses his knee against him. Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis https://t.co/oZdqBti776 pic.twitter.com/3QbeTjD5ed CNN (@CNN) May 29, 2020CNN released a statement following the arrests: A CNN reporter & his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves - a clear violation of their First Amendment rights.