CNN has been attacked once again while covering Black Lives Matters protests and riots, but this time instead of the network’s usual awkward attempt to paint the mayhem evidently all around them as “peaceful”, there was a rare candid moment they were admitted to be “aggressive”.
It happened late Saturday following the deadly Friday night shooting of a 27-year-old black man, Rayshard Brooks, at a Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta. As we reported, Brooks, who had fallen asleep at the wheel at the Wendy’s drive-thru, was shot by an officer after he grabbed one of their Tasers and pointed it at them as he was running away. He died later that evening at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Moments after rioters descended on the Wendy’s location Saturday night, a CNN crew of four showed up (and one security guard accompanying) and they were harassed and came under attack. “We were trying to get video of what was happening, and there were protesters who were very angry that we were recording this and tried to block our cameras,” CNN national correspondent Natasha Chen detailed on air.