CNN Reporter Knocked Over By Charlotte Protester: Video

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CNN reporter Ed Lavandera was knocked to the ground by a protester during angry public protests in Charlotte, North Carolina in response to the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. reports:

Ed Lavandera was reporting from Charlotte Wednesday night where a state of emergency has been declared after protests turned violent. One person was shot and seriously injured, while at least 16 police officers sustained injuries.

Lavandera was addressing the camera when a passing protester suddenly shoulder charged him, knocking him off his feet.

Lavandera later received a hug and apology from the body slammer off air, according to Fox reporter Liz Kotalik.

Scott, 43, was shot by a plainclothes officer on Tuesday. He was told by police to exit his vehicle which was parked outside an apartment complex where they were looking for another man.

North Carolina’s police chief says Scott was carrying a gun at the time and refused to drop it, however the victim’s family maintain he was armed with nothing more than a book.

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