CNN anchor Miguel Marquez was reporting on “peaceful” protests in New York City regarding Michael Brown when chants of “f*** CNN!” disrupted the live report.
“This is a very peaceful protest,” Marquez reported. “People are extremely upset though, and as we have gone through the night, the anger, the level of voices has only gotten louder.”
Suddenly, chants of “f*** CNN” could be heard, which began to drown out Marquez’s reporting. One man even flipped off the camera as he yelled.
“As we said, we don’t know what’s going to happen, so we apologize for that," CNN host Don Lemon said.
The network had a second surprise when anchor Sara Sidner was hit in the head with a rock during a live broadcast in Ferguson on Monday night.
Since the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown, was announced, journalists have scrambled to cover the protests, fires and lootings that have resulted in towns like Ferguson and St. Louis. Despite media critics’ claims that the media has been biased against Wilson, protesters have acted out physically and verbally against mainstream media outlets.