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What CNN reporter Omar Jimenez said after being arrested on live TV in Minneapolis

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What CNN reporter Omar Jimenez said after being arrested on live TV in Minneapolis

The Minnesota State Patrol on Friday arrested a CNN tv crew Omar Jimenez as they reported on violent protests in Minneapolis following the dying of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck.

Atlanta-based CNN mentioned that the crew, which included CNN reporter Omar Jimenez, was launched later Friday morning.

Whereas dwell on air, Jimenez was handcuffed and led away. A producer and a photojournalist for CNN have been additionally led away in handcuffs.

CNN’s communications crew earlier mentioned on Twitter that the crew was arrested “for doing their jobs, regardless of figuring out themselves — a transparent violation of their First Modification rights.”

What CNN reporter Omar Jimenez said after being arrested on live TV in Minneapolis

The Minnesota State Patrol mentioned on Twitter that the journalists have been amongst 4 folks arrested as troopers have been “clearing the streets and restoring order.” The patrol mentioned they “have been launched as soon as they have been confirmed to be members of the media.”

The Nationwide Affiliation of Black Journalists condemned the arrest of Jimenez.

We’re relieved to see Omar has been launched, however we’re nonetheless disturbed by the obvious violation of First Modification rights which are the bedrock of journalism,” NABJ tweeted Friday.

Late Thursday in Minneapolis, cheering protesters torched a police station that the division deserted as three days of violent protests unfold to close by St. Paul and offended demonstrations flared throughout the U.S.

 

Hassan Zia is an accomplished News writer & working journalist in the industry for over 5 years. At Pakistan print media he established his skills in writing and publishing multiple news stories of daily reporting beats ranging from crime, drama, business, entertainment. An activist at heart Zia believes in sensitizing audiences on issues of social justice and equality. Using powerful technique of storytelling on humanistic themes: women, children, labor, peace & diversity etc. his work underpins the causes he’s concerned about. Besides being known for his activism and community work Zia is also associated with renowned universities as a visiting faculty member for over 3 years now. His academic background is a Masters in Mass in Communication.