Black CNN Reporter, Omar Jimenez Arrested Live On TV

A correspondent of Cable News Network (CNN), Omar Jimenez, was arrested live on air while reporting on the scene of the ongoing protests in Minneapolis.

The camera crew and Omar’s producer we’re also arrested. The reason for the arrest is yet to be ascertained. However, before the arrest, police could be overheard asking Jimenez and his television crew to step backward.

Footages of the arrest quickly emerged online.

Omar Jimenez
Omar Jimenez

Jimenez’s colleagues also took to twitter to express outrage over the incident.

They have been very chaotic protest in Minneapolis since a black man identified as George Floyd was murdered by a white police officer who knelt on his neck. Although the officer has been dismissed, charges are yet to be filed against him.

Omar Jimenez

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