Updated: 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 | Posted: 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

CNN reporter knocked down during live coverage of Charlotte protests



By Katie Hall

Austin American-Statesman

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —

CNN reporter Ed Lavandera was shoved to the ground Wednesday while covering protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott.

>> Watch the video here

“We’re fine, just someone taking out their frustrations on me,” Lavandera told CNN’s Anderson Cooper when Cooper asked if he was OK.

>> Charlotte police shooting: State of emergency declared during 2nd night of violent protests

Lavandera later tweeted, "For a guy that hates to be part of the story, let me just say I am fine. Thank you for your well wishes. Back to work now."

    >> See the tweet here

    Wednesday was the second day of protests in Charlotte over Scott’s death. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency; meanwhile, authorities said four officers were injured and one civilian was shot during the unrest.

    >> PHOTOS: 2nd night of violent protests after Charlotte police shooting

    Scott was shot Tuesday in Charlotte. Police say Scott disregarded repeated demands to drop his gun, while neighborhood residents say he was holding a book, not a weapon, as he waited for his son to get off the school bus. Police have refused to release video of the shooting.

    – The Associated Press contributed to this report.

     
     

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