Lemon Tells Cooper About Incident With Police: ‘Didn’t Know What Was Going On’
CNN’s Don Lemon joined Anderson Cooper live from the streets of Ferguson, Missouri Monday night to tell him what it was like to get physically shoved by a police officer while trying to report on the protests there more than one week after unarmed teenager Michael Brown was shot and killed by local law enforcement.
“I’m in the middle of a live shot and this officer comes and just starts to push me along with the other people,” Lemon told Cooper. “I didn’t know what was going on. This is where you told us to be and now all of a sudden the rules have changed and you’re moving us.”
Lemon also said he had police draw guns on him the previous night while he was trying to report on the situation on the ground with protesters defying to midnight curfew imposed by Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO). He and his crew identified themselves as media after an officer demanded they put their hands in air.
“For the most part, you know, most of the people here are peaceful, they just want their voices to be heard,” he said. “They want some validation, and to feel like they’re not occupied.”
Watch video below, via CNN:
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