Protesters on Monday stormed the site where two NYPD officers were slain Saturday and confronted cops pouring in to mourn their fallen brothers at a makeshift memorial, according to a CNN reporter.
Sara Ganim, who was reporting for the cable news channel at the scene, noted that things had been mostly calm and respectful. However, as she reported from the scene, commotion could be heard in the background.
“I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, we’ve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers,” she said, according to a rush transcript from CNN.
“Yes, Sara, I want to ask about that,” guest host Suzanne Malveaux said. “We are hearing people in the background there. What are they shouting and what is their main point there, the fact that they are gathering here where there’s a memorial for these two police officers? Obviously emotions are very high there on the street. What do those protesters want, what do they say?”
“It’s just a few of them, Suzanne,” Ganim responded. “Like I said, just in the last five minutes, and they’re quite frankly yelling at a group of police officers who are standing here silently, just looking at the memorial of candles and flowers and posters.”
“And they’re yelling similar rhetoric that we’ve been hearing over the last couple of weeks related to the shooting of — the chokehold death of Eric Garner and the shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri. So it’s very, you know, sentiments that we’ve been hearing,” she added.
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