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CNN correspondent and crew arrested in Minneapolis

Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning fast food restaurant, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Protestors demonstrate outside of a burning fast food restaurant, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) | Photo: AP.

WNYT Staff
Updated: May 29, 2020 09:36 AM
Created: May 29, 2020 07:30 AM

CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew were arrested by police while reporting in Minneapolis, according to an NBC tweet.

The tweet says the crew was told they were being arrested because they were told to move and didn’t.

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An NBC tweet showed the CNN statement below:

“A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested… for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves – a clear violation of their First Amendment rights. The authorities in Minnesota, incl. the governor, must release the 3 CNN employees immediately.”

NBC News has reached out to the Minneapolis Police Department for comment. 

According to NBC, they were released after more than an hour in custody.


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