A CNN reporter and his crew were arrested during a live television broadcast in Minneapolis after they were told to move and they did not follow orders.
Many people on Twitter noted that the reporter is a person of color – insinuating that he was arrested because he is a minority. They failed to point out that white crew members were also arrested.
Rising Fox News star Lawrence Jones was absolutely infuriated that police would order a CNN crew to follow their orders.
“THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! This is an American reporter,” the Fox News reporter shrieked. “What happened to Omar is unacceptable. FULL STOP.”
If the police tell you to move – you move. Just because you have a press credential doesn’t mean you can ignore the rule of law.
Here’s the full video of @CNN‘s crew being detained and arrested by the Minnesota State Patrol, live on @NewDay.pic.twitter.com/rmq1nutOiR
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) May 29, 2020
THIS IS BULLSHIT!!! This is an American reporter. What happened to Omar is unacceptable. FULL STOP.
— Lawrence B. Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) May 29, 2020