Citing the chaos unfolding outside of CNN Center in Atlanta, veteran CNN International anchor Natalie Allen won’t be going into work to anchor CNN Newsroom, she announced late Friday evening on Facebook. Earlier, while reporter Nick Valencia was live on Cuomo Prime Time, a flash bang was tossed inside the entrance of CNN’s Atlanta headquarters, causing police to have the CNN crew go further back for their safety.
Allen wrote, “I won’t be anchoring my show this [Saturday] morning due to protests in downtown Atlanta. It’s not safe to try and go to CNN downtown. Pls watch our coverage and I hope to see you Sunday morning. Hope and pray for calm.”