Video: CNN Reporter Knocked Down On Live TV

Video: CNN Reporter Knocked Down On Live TV

22 September 2016

CNN Reporter Knocked

While reporting the Charlotte protest, footage captures the image of a CNN reporter knocked down by protesters.

Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina began after reports developed of police officers shooting Keith Lamont Scott. Following the tragedy, a woman who identified as Scott’s daughter filmed the aftermath of the shooting for Facebook Live, prompting the news to go viral. As news developed for the story, dozens of local citizens protested in the area. However, the protests eventually led to violent outbursts with twelve police officers reporting injuries and one civilian in critical condition.

CNN Reporter Knocked

 

 

One notable outburst included CNN reporter Ed Lavandera as he reported the event live. As he spoke about the events, running protesters knocked Lavandera onto his feet. Anchor Anderson Cooper quickly asked about the situation, leading the network to cut off the scene as reporters planned to figure out their situation.

Nevertheless, fifteen minutes later, Lavandera returned to the camera in the same spot to finish his report. “We’re fine, Anderson,” he said. “I was kind of joking about it — I told my producer that the hit wasn’t — he doesn’t have much of a future in the NFL with a hit like that. But we’re good.” From there, Lavandera continued to observe the scene without any other interruptions.

Investigations continue on the Keith Lamont Scott shooting. Later reports discovered the identity of the officer who shot Scott as Officer Brentley Vinson. Like Scott, Vinson is also black. For now, the police department placed Vinson on administrative leave pending investigation. As the week continues, investigators plan to discover more details.

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Photo Credit: CNN

 

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