A large group of individuals protesting the George Floyd death have begun protesting outside CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta, the CNN Center. Police deployed mace at one point to try and disperse the crowd, according to local reporter Matt Johnson of WSB. The individuals, as seen in the video below, are defacing the iconic CNN sign as well as jumping on it.
Atlanta’s Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, during a news conference, spoke directly to the protesters: “You have defaced the CNN building. [Founder] Ted Turner started CNN in Atlanta, 40 years ago because he believed in who we are as a city.”
So far, CNN has yet to comment officially on the matter.