republican national convention 2012 mitt romney gi CNN camerawoman pelted with nuts by Republican National Convention attendees, called 'animal'Two Republican National Convention attendees were removed from the event on Tuesday (Aug. 28) after throwing nuts at an African American camerawoman covering the event for CNN and telling her, “This is how we feed animals.”

“Current TV’s” David Shuster shared the incident on his Twitter account and CNN reported that there were several witnesses.

While neither the camerawoman nor the attendees have been identified, the cable news network released a statement Tuesday that, “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 convention also quickly distanced itself  from the attendees’ actions: “Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated.”

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