A Fox News reporter was chased off by protestors while covering the demonstrations outside the White House.
Fox News reporter Leland Vittert and his crew were covering the confrontations between protestors and the Secret Service.
But people were not happy with the reporter being there, as they shouted, “F*** Fox News.”
“Imagine what it’s like to be a black man, feeling like this every f***ing day,” someone was heard shouting.
Additionally, the White House went on a brief lockdown on Friday as tensions continued to escalate across the country.
Watch the video below:
The protestors chased out a reporter they believe to be from Fox News pic.twitter.com/6tpj0IAryV— Jane Recker (@janerecker) May 30, 2020
Here is video of the @SecretService officers taking one of the protesters into the federal building across from White House just after the marchers got to PA Ave. Unclear what occurred prior. Important to note: The overwhelming majority of the protest has been peaceful. @CBSNews pic.twitter.com/hoO320pSEB— Fin Gomez (@finnygo) May 29, 2020
Protests have broken out in multiple cities across the United States over the death of George Floyd, who had his neck kneeled on by a police officer and then died in Minneapolis Police Department custody. Demonstrators are seeking justice for Floyd, an unarmed black man.
The police officer was charged with murder on Friday after three days of protests in Minneapolis, as IJR reported.
The CNN building in Atlanta, Georgia, was also approached by protestors on Friday evening. The protestors vandalized the building as they defaced the CNN logo and broke some of the glass.
See the post below:
Protests outside of the CNN building in Atlanta turn violent as demonstrators begin throwing objects at windows: pic.twitter.com/OcFjdappkN— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 29, 2020
The crowd continues to grow on 38th and Chicago. The protest officially began at 5PM, but crowds have been out here all day. pic.twitter.com/QS78GdGiL5— Alex Lehnert (@AlexLehnertFox9) May 26, 2020
PROTEST ON THE STRIP: People have gathered on the Las Vegas Strip Friday afternoon in response to the in-custody death of George Floyd. FOX5’s @kylagaler says attendees are shouting “no justice, no peace!” pic.twitter.com/2VRaoviNC0— FOX5 Las Vegas (@FOX5Vegas) May 29, 2020
Following the protests in Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “This is not Atlanta. This is not a protest.”
“This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr. This is chaos. A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated we didn’t do this to our city. So if you love this city, this city that has had a legacy of black mayors and black police chiefs and people who care about this city where more than 50 percent of the business owners in metro Atlanta are minority business owners, if you care about this city then go home.”
Lance Bottoms also said, “We are better than this. We are better than this as a city. We are better than this as a country. You’re throwing knives at our police officers. You are burning cars. You have defaced the CNN building.”
"This is chaos. A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated we didn't do this to our city," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. "If you want change in America, go and register to vote." https://t.co/fenfgQPZqO pic.twitter.com/DLFf4DhHXw— CNN (@CNN) May 30, 2020
The Minnesota National Guard, State Patrol, and local police are on the ground responding to incidents in Mpls-St. Paul. I urge residents to comply with 8pm curfew and go home immediately. Law enforcement needs to respond to emergencies, restore order, and keep Minnesotans safe.— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) May 30, 2020
In Minneapolis, Minnesota, there was a curfew placed for 8 p.m. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz tweeted, “I urge residents to comply with 8pm curfew and go home immediately. Law enforcement needs to respond to emergencies, restore order, and keep Minnesotans safe.”