'Freaking outrageous': Minnesota cops spark fury after arresting CNN journalists on live TV

Minnesota State Police on Friday conducted a mass arrest of CNN journalists who were covering the civil unrest occurring in Minneapolis in the wake of the killing of George Floyd.


Police claimed that CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew had refused orders to move away from the area, although none of the footage shown on air included Jimenez refusing any orders.

Viewers who watched the arrest live on television were shocked to see police arresting journalists who were covering a major news story in a public space -- and many called the cops' actions a direct attack on press freedom.

Check out some reactions below.