CNN crew arrested on live TV amid George Floyd protests in Minneapolis

A CNN crew was arrested on live TV as they faced protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd.

Correspondent Omar Jimenez and his crew were handcuffed by Minnesota state police after 5 a.m. local time. According to the network.

One member said Crooty was told they were being detained because they were told to move and no, one member said.

After they first arrested a protester behind them, body armor and riot gear officers proceeded to the crew, Live feed show.

Jimenez introduced himself as a CNN reporter and told officers the crew had to go wherever they were told.

“It’s playing here in Minneapolis,” Jimenez said as an officer held his hand. “It’s really part of the enhanced police presence we’ve seen here in a few minutes, when we saw that the local police showed you the building we’ve met with the fire department.”

“It’s part of the state patrol unit that was moving the road forward, with people in the area scattering protests to leave the area,” he said. “So we left, cleared the area.”

At this point, a second officer informed him that he was under arrest, and the pair handcuffed him.

They did not answer his question as to why he was being arrested.

Jimenez and crew were reporting to the third precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, which was set on fire during the protest.

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