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CNN 29 May 2020

CNN reporter in Minneapolis: I've never seen anything like this

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CNN's Sara Sidner reports on the ongoing protest over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, despite the curfew order.

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CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez was live covering the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd. Viewers can hear Jimenez's voice as he tells cops that his crew is willing to move. A few seconds later, he and his photographer are handcuffed. "A black reporter from CNN was arrested while legally covering the protests in Minneapolis. A white reporter also on the ground was not," CNN said. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz apologized and the crew was released. InsideEdition.com's Leigh Scheps has more.
CNN's Sara Sidner and Josh Campbell report on the scene as protests erupt in Minneapolis over George Floyd's death while in police custody. The Minneapolis Police Department evacuated the 3rd Precinct of its staff, "in the interest of the safety of our personnel," according to a statement from John Elder, Director of the department's Office of Public Information. "Protesters forcibly entered the building and have ignited several fires."
CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested on live TV while covering the protests in Minneapolis early Friday. They were later released. Jimenez spoke about what happened with CBSN Minnesota.

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