CNN headquarters in Atlanta has been targeted amid ongoing rioting following the death of black American George Floyd.
The Atlanta Police Department has a precinct inside CNN Center.
CNN has broadcast a Live stand-off between protestors and police at CNN headquarters. Reporters inside the building were broadcasting Live in the middle of a flashpoint in which they were under siege.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
Images and video captured by news networks and social media users showed that some of the spray-painted messages on the logo included “no cops,” “f*** Trump” and “#Love.” CBS 46 in Atlanta reported that though the protest was primarily “peaceful” at the start, one protester threw a brick at the CNN headquarters’ windows and others threw rocks.
Later, protestors threw milk jugs, bricks and water bottles at police cars in front of the headquarters, and at that point, some protestors began running. While CNN’s Nick Valencia and his crew were live on air with Chris Cuomo, protesters threw some sort of firecracker at the police holding a barricade inside the CNN Center.
The tense and violent scene was dispersed with what appeared to be tear gas.
Protestors and escalating scenes have been breaking out in cities including Minneapolis, Portland, Dallas, Memphis, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Louisville, Kansas City, Detroit, Columbus, New York, Washington, San Jose, Los Angeles, Boston and Houston.
The White House also went into lockdown with protestors outside.
This is the fourth night of protests over George Floyd’s death.