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CNN reporter arrested in US while covering Minneapolis protests

| Updated: May 31, 2020 11:10:00


A man holding a sign near a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store during protests after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota of US on Thursday. –Reuters Photo A man holding a sign near a burning vehicle at the parking lot of a Target store during protests after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in Minneapolis, Minnesota of US on Thursday. –Reuters Photo

Police of the Minnesota, a midwestern US state bordering Canada and Lake Superior, arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests, without giving any reason, and led him and three crew members away in handcuffs.

Black reporter Omar Jiminez had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen white police officers surrounded him, reports Reuters.

"We can move back to where you like," he told the officers wearing gas masks and face shields, before explaining that he and his crew were members of the press. "We're getting out of your way." 

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