Large scale protests erupted at CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday evening as demonstrators sprayed graffiti on the building, set fires, and threw objects at law enforcement officials.
“SKYFOX5 flew over the CNN Center, located at 190 Marietta Street NW, where protesters could be seen climbing on top of the giant CNN letters outside the building,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “Graffiti littered the sides of the building. At one point one of glass doors to the front of the building was shattered by a demonstrator. Bottles were being thrown at police working to maintain order and prevent further damage.”
Fox News correspondent Jonathan Serrie told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that violent riots and graffiti is rare during protests in Atlanta.
CNN HQ in Atlanta getting overrun by leftist protesters that they themselves whipped into a frenzy.
Many are defacing and vandalizing the giant CNN logo outside the building.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 29, 2020
Meteorologist Ryan Maue, who lives in Georgia, gave live updates of the riots at the CNN headquarters.
“Some folks are trying really hard to get inside, but the CNN center doors and glass are well fortified as such high traffic tourist destinations these days. The CNN logo is a popular place for travelers to take a picture — iconic symbol in downtown Atlanta,” Maue wrote. “The police and security are now blocking the entrances to the CNN Center as the crowd’s intentions had become clear.”
The police and security are now blocking the entrances to the CNN Center as the crowd's intentions had become clear.
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 29, 2020
“Remaining rioters are heading down Marietta Street destroying property and breaking glass in front of Centennial Park,” Maue continued. “Businesses are being broken into as darkness falls. The police are preparing to end this riot.”
Remaining rioters are heading down Marietta Street destroying property and breaking glass in front of Centennial Park. Businesses are being broken into as darkness falls.
The police are preparing to end this riot. pic.twitter.com/5q86ZyHkWk
— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) May 30, 2020
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