CNN Cuts Away From Active Protest Outside DNC to Show Boyz II Men Performance

ProtestShortly after the official commencement of the DNC in Philadelphia Monday afternoon, CNN cut short a breaking report on protesters obstructing delegates from entering the arena to provide live coverage of a Boyz II Men concert.

Reporting from just outside the Wells Fargo Center, CNN’s Miguel Marquez said that 200 to 300 members of the group Democracy Spring showed up and their protest took “on a level of civil disobedience,” obstructing a path and preventing delegates from coming into the convention via a particular entrance.

“As you can see, they are laying down in front of the entrance,” Marquez said. “They are letting police through and the police if you look over this way—”

“All right, Miguel, thank you so much, Miguel. We’re gonna cut you off right now. We’re gonna cut you off right now,” Jake Tapper said. “We’re gonna cover right now Boyz II Men, Philadelphia’s own, is here and they’re performing onstage.”

[image via screengrab]

Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

Have a tip we should know?

  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop