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Geraldo: ‘Annoying’ Protester Got in the Way of ‘Important Story’

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera nearly got into it with a protester last night as he was trying to interview Maryland State Senate Majority Leader Catherine Pugh in the midst of the Baltimore demonstrations. On Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, he noted the man’s “passion,” but also said he was getting in the way of an important story.

“They were so filled with emotion and passion and misguided anger, I didn’t want to, you know, go overboard,” Geraldo said.

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“But he was becoming so truly annoying and obstructionist. I had an important story to tell standing there with the state Senate Majority Leader after the night they had seen here on Monday. We were worried it would become that on Tuesday. It’s exactly that kind of youthful anarchy that led to the destruction and pain in that community.”

Geraldo went on to praise the mother who disciplined her son in the midst of Monday’s riots, and said that there would be “fewer Freddie Grays” if there were more parents like her.

“The enemy is anarchy,” he said later in the segment. “The enemy is broken families. The enemy is people with a sense of desperation or frustration that they take out on the innocents.”

Watch the clip below, via Fox News:

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