As rioters stormed and defaced CNN’s Atlanta office, rapper “Killer Mike” had a message for the cable news network.
Rapper Killer Mike:
I love CNN, I love Cartoon Network. But I’d like to say to CNN right now, karma is a mother.
Stop feeding fear and anger every day. Stop making people feel so fearful. Give them hope.
I’m glad they only took outside and defaced the building and they’re not killing human beings like that policeman did.
In a tweet shared by President Trump, one Twitter user, Melissa A. wrote
“In an ironic twist of fate, CNN HQ is being attacked by the very riots they promoted as noble & just. Oops”
Glass getting broken outside the main entrance to CNN's Atlanta headquarters; protesters cheer pic.twitter.com/EToiEj5Pom
— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 29, 2020
Here is additional footage of CNN HQ being mobbed and vandalized.
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
BREAKING: Cops being attacked in lobby of CNN HQ in Atlanta; CNN newsroom employees are locked down floors above riotpic.twitter.com/7nijxhWiSV
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020
Fox News reports a protest erupted outside CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta on Friday amid nationwide demonstrations following the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd, with many of the protesters seen vandalizing the entrance of the building in videos posted to social media.
A crowd gathered in front of the CNN Center and grew over the course of several hours, initially breaking windows and spray-painting the CNN sign, and later throwing objects — including what appeared to be a firecracker that exploded — and reportedly shooting BB guns into the lobby.
The iconic CNN sign, a popular tourist destination in the downtown area, was covered with graffiti and others were seen jumping on top of the structure.
A CNN journalist captured footage of a window being shattered by the crowd, which can be heard sparking cheers.
Law enforcement eventually cleared the area, pushing the crowd further down the street.
Reporting from CNN correspondent Nick Valencia showed multiple police cars that were set ablaze and Georgia State Police entering the scene.
“This is terrible to witness, it’s terrible to witness,” Valencia told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
JUST IN: Multiple police vehicles have had their windows broken in front of the CNN Center in Atlanta. Protests are taking place in multiple cities over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. https://t.co/JRfcaA3YuC pic.twitter.com/H4wIZ1xiAI
— CNN International (@cnni) May 30, 2020
CNN’s Nick Valencia reports live from inside the lobby of the Atlanta HQ as protesters throw rocks and tear gas back in and try to breach the building. pic.twitter.com/dEdyYYDpG4
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 30, 2020