Racial Abuse : Black camera operator for CNN taunted at RNC

Nuts thrown at CNN employee

A black camerawomen was intimidated by two attendees Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention.

CNN confirmed that two individuals attending the convention threw nuts at one of their technical staff, and told her:

"This is how we feed animals".

Many media outlets have been covering the Republican National Convention which officially nominated Mitt Romney this week as their candidate for the Presidential election.

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The racial taunt was witnessed by several bystanders at the Tampa Bay Times Forum before both attendees were ejected.

The racist remarks were rebuked by convention officials shortly after they had been made aware of the incident, releasing a statement strongly condemning their behaviour:

"Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

It is unclear whether CNN will press charges against the attendees.

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