A CNN news crew was chased away by violent protesters Wednesday night while covering the fourth night of demonstrations in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota over the police shooting of Daunte Wright, one crew member was hit in the head and others were struck by eggs, according to reports.
Protesters throw a water bottle at a CNN crew member and hit him square on the head. They mock him when he falls down. pic.twitter.com/cBfRN9DJOj
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) April 15, 2021
A crew member was struck in the head by a large water bottle, causing him to lose his balance and fall to the ground outside the Brooklyn Center police station on Wednesday night, according to the Washington Examiner.
Others at the scene called for a medic, however the CNN crew member insisted “it’s all good.”
According to Fox News, Washington Examiner reporter Nic Rowan who documented the assault told the news outlet the confrontation began when two women approached CNN reporter Miguel Marquez urging his crew to cover the “peaceful protesters” across the street instead of focusing on the hostility between the rioters and law enforcement, saying “It’s not representative of Minneapolis and the community.”
Marquez tried to reason with the women, the report said, before other protesters joined in, with some eventually shouting for the CNN crew to leave, the report said.
As the crew was driving away in their van, demonstrators pelted the vehicle with eggs.
“What did they do?” one person can be heard asking in the video, as the egg yolk runs down the side of the minivan.
“CNN, being some b—hes,” another person responds.
Marquez later tweeted that he and his crew were OK.
“My team and I are fine and I appreciate your concern. I hope for equal justice under the law and will continue to report on this vital story as it unfolds,” he wrote.