Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, interrupted a live CNN report on Monday night, calling the crew “fake journalists” and declaring the network is run by “Zionists.”
Only a small part of the unexpected incident was actually aired on CNN, though unedited footage of the protesters shouting down and harassing the news crew emerged on Tuesday.
CNN reporter Sarah Sidner was drowned out by the voices of protesters and her mic didn’t appear to be working properly. Anchor Don Lemon quickly cut away from Sidner.
Mediaite has more on the footage:
On-the-ground video from Bassem Masri shows the aftermath, in which several protestors continue berating Sidner, telling her they are “holding [her] accountable” for CNN being among a crop of outlets “lying to us since day one.”
“If we don’t get it! Shut it down!” the crowd began to chant, as Masri declares that CNN is run by “Zionists.” The cable network’s cameraman began dismantling his equipment as Sidner and staff exited the scene to a chorus of goodbyes and shouts. Several protestors threatened: “If you continue lying, we’ll come shut you down in Atlanta.”
It’s unclear whether the protestors or the technical difficulties were the actual reason for CNN leaving that spot.
Here's what actually ended up making it on CNN:
Now watch some of the uncut footage of protesters going after the CNN crew below (Warning: strong language):