Flint, Michigan CNN debate protest locks in Media

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Flint water protesters

Timothy Mucciante

A protest briefly closed the CNN media center at the CNN Flint Democratic Debate Sunday evening before the Flint, Michigan CNN Democratic Debate. Accredited press inside the media center were prohibited from leaving the building, for fears that the protesters would storm the open doors. The protesters chanted “No Justice, No Peace,” and many protesters had poster pictures of Michigan governor Rick Snyder with devil horns.

Immediate police presence, along the highly visible jail transport van from the county sheriff’s office, helped control the protesters. The protesters disbursed shortly after they started and the media were free to enter and leave the building housing the media center.

screen-shot-2016-10-21-at-11-59-06-amTimothy Mucciante

Politics Examiner

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