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Convention attendees removed for ‘deplorable behavior’

Police at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday removed two people who threw nuts at a black CNN camerawoman and said, “This is how we feed animals.”

“Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior,” the convention said in a statement. “Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”

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CNN said in a statement that it “worked with convention officials to address this matter” but said it would not comment further.

It is unclear whether the people who taunted the camera operator were delegates or were attending the convention in another capacity. The names of the people removed have not been released by police or convention officials.

The incident was reported first on Tuesday by Current TV reporter David Shuster.

Callum Borchers can be reached at callum.borchers@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @callumborchers.
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