Updated 13.47: Police have released the tv crew from CNN, while the governor apologize for the incident.
in the Middle of a tv-feature on the direct tv on the world-renowned television channel CNN, the journalist Omar Jimenez arrested and led away.
The tv displays the pictures from CNN.
Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter and camera crew as they report from protests in Minneapolis https://t.co/oZdqBti776 pic.twitter.com/3QbeTjD5ed— CNN (@CNN) May 29, 2020
Here you can see how Omar Rodriguez stands in front of a large group of cops. Suddenly, something happens that causes the camera to flicker.
Shortly after once again filmed on Omar Jimenez, who has a dialogue with the officers
- When in says to, so we are moving the place where you want us, says Omar Jimenez, while he is trying to tell the viewers about the demonstrations in Minneapolis' streets.
But it is not good enough for the police, who eventually arrest CNN journalist.
- Why am I being arrested?, he asks.
in Addition, the reporter had the whole tv-team also be arrested, and on Twitter writes CNN that it is a clear breach of the so-called First Amendment rights, which protects the right to peaceful forsamnling as well as freedom of expression.
A CNN reporter & his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis 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.— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 29, 2020
The last three days there have been violent protests in Minneapolis and several other u.s. cities, according to the 46-year-old african american George Floyd died in connection with an arrest.
It all started on Monday night in the city of Minneapolis, where the police were allegedly called out to a forfalskningssag. It evolved into a dramatic arrest where a white cop sends George Floyd in the asphalt in bare-chested.
Here he held firmly on the ground to get the pressure its neck and neck down in the asphalt of the officer using his knee as a 'weapon'.
Meanwhile, came the desperate plea from George Floyd:
- Please, I can't get the weather. Don't kill me.
the Entire scene is caught on a several minutes long video, where the african-american man desperately asking the officer to stop. George Floyd can't breathe.
Later, he loses consciousness and dies in the hospital. A death on the open street.
Community - 27. may. 2020 - pm. 06:39 simply terrible: - I can't get the weather
the Case of Floyd and his last words have been to hashtagget #ICantBreathe, which is used together with the well-known slogan 'black lives matter'.
Also the mayor of the city has responded to George Floyd's death, which he calls 'simply terrible' and 'wrong in all ways'.
- the Majority of the night, I have tried to find the words to describe what happened, and everything I still keep coming back to is that he should not be dead, says mayor Jacob Frey in a press release Tuesday.
My remarks delivered earlier this morning and the video below. https://t.co/qC2IgWdm1T pic.twitter.com/XWXhSygaCY— Mayor Jacob Frey (@MayorFrey) May 26, 2020
the Circumstances of Floyd's death draws traces back to Eric Garner, who in 2014 was brutally arrested in New York city.
Garner, who was an afro-american man, also said, 'I can't breathe' several times, while he was held down against a sidewalk and later died.
His last word was a national call for a major reform of the criminal justice and police liability.
All four officers who were involved in the incident, has been fired.