facebook
twitter
search
search

Black CNN staffer taunted with nuts at RNC

Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM
1 of 3
| License Photo

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Two Republican convention-goers were ejected for throwing nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and saying, "This is how we feed the animals," the U.S. network said.

"Multiple witnesses observed the exchange" at Florida's Tampa Bay Times Forum, the news network reported. Convention security and police immediately removed the two people from the arena, CNN said.

The convention released a statement about the Tuesday incident, saying: "Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

The camerawoman and the two convention attendees were not immediately identified.

The network said it would have no further comment.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Export-Import Bank ends operations as Congress failed to reauthorize
Islamic State beheads women for sorcery
Germanwings pilot Lubitz buried quietly amid investigation
Obama to expand overtime pay to millions of workers
More than 100 dead in C-130 military plane crash in Indonesia