Two people attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa were thrown out of the convention center Tuesday after an incident involving a CNN camerawoman, The Huffington Post reports.
The attendees reportedly threw nuts at the woman, who is black, and said, “This is how we feed the animals,” according to the story.
“CNN reported that multiple witnesses saw it happen, and police immediately removed the two people from the premises,” the story reports.
CNN did not immediately mention the incident on the air, but said in a statement Tuesday: "CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum earlier this afternoon. CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment."
The report adds: “The convention condemned the incident in a statement, saying, ‘Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.’"