Rioters graffitied the iconic CNN logo and smashed windows at the Atlanta headquarters of the news network during the fourth night of protests over George Floyd’s death on Friday night.
Videos shared to social media showed that some of the spray-painted messages on the logo included “no cops,” “f*** Trump” and “#Love.”
CBS 46 in Atlanta reported that the protest was primarily “peaceful” at the start.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) May 29, 2020
Rioters were seen throwing a brick at the CNN headquarters’ windows and others threw rocks.
CNN being destroyed in Atlanta pic.twitter.com/K3RKw9i8kj
— maria viti (@selfdeclaredref) May 29, 2020
Atlanta News correspondent Raisa Habersham reported that Atlanta PD’s SWAT team had arrived to protect the building’s entrance.
APD SWAT has walked in front of the building. pic.twitter.com/G7rS5usEcc
— Raisa Habersham (@newsworthy17) May 29, 2020
Rioters also set a police car on fire outside the CNN headquarters.
Breaking: Demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd have turned violent in Atlanta. Rioters have set a police car on fire outside the CNN headquarters. pic.twitter.com/4sEXqtYNy0
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) May 30, 2020
Phone died, biked home as chants of "Fuck CNN" from protesters grew from across the street from the CNN Center, its Atlanta headquarters. Here's the last video I took. pic.twitter.com/qQzG5QL4R7
— Fernando Alfonso III (@fernalfonso) May 30, 2020
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham appeared to mock the unfolding situation: “Oh my goodness—@CNN’s HQ is under attack and they’re not reporting on it.
Oh my goodness—@CNN’s HQ is under attack and they’re not reporting on it.
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 30, 2020
CNN’s Oliver Darcy fired back at Ingraham’s tweet: “You’re retweeting a CNN reporter and it’s being covered live on-air right now.”
You're retweeting a CNN reporter and it's being covered live on-air right now. https://t.co/DmmYfMDDVw
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) May 30, 2020
Laura Ingraham quote tweets a CNN reporter covering the protest to claim it's not being covered on air – which it is. pic.twitter.com/lnQV4aig26
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) May 30, 2020