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CNN Reporter Decked By Charlotte Protestor On Live TV

CNN Reporter during a protest in Charlotte.

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A CNN reporter was knocked to the ground by a Charlotte protestor on live TV tonight.

Ed Lavendara, a national correspondent for CNN, was knocked to the ground by a protestor while doing a report on live TV this evening.

Here's video of the incident.

The city of Charlotte is, for the second straight night, protesting the death of Keith Lamont Scott, a father of seven who was controversially killed by police in an apartment complex on Tuesday. Officers were looking for another man they were trying to serve. There are differing stories on the shooting.

From CNN:

His family said Scott, an African-American, was unarmed and sitting in his car reading a book, waiting for his son to come home from school.

But Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Scott exited his car with a gun, not a book. He said officers couldn't find a book at the scene.

Keith Lamont Scott, shown with his wife, Rakeyia Scott.

"It's time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard," said the police chief, who is black.

"It's time to change the narrative because I can tell you from the facts that the story's a little bit different as to how it's been portrayed so far, especially through social media."

Updates to come.