MSNBC’s Ali Velshi Hit By Rubber Bullet and Tear Gassed While Covering Minneapolis Protests
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi was hit by a rubber bullet live on-air while reporting on the unrest and protests occurring in Minneapolis on Saturday night.
“Aw sh*t, alright guys, I got hit,” Velshi exclaimed, in severe pain while grabbing at his leg.
He continued, “Ya, I got hit; hold on.”
I’m hit in the leg by a rubber bullet but am fine. State Police supported by National guard fired unprovoked into an entirely peaceful rally
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) May 31, 2020
MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle replied to Velshi’s tweet, saying he had been struck by a rubber bullet, urging her colleague to be safe.
Please be safe my friend xo
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) May 31, 2020
The demonstrations across the country follow the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year old black man, while being arrested in Minneapolis on Monday.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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