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CNN employee struck in head by water bottle at Brooklyn Center protest

The man was knocked the ground, clearly dazed by the assault.
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A member of CNN's news team was struck in the side of the head by a water bottle that appears to have been thrown at him with intention as he covered the civil unrest following Daunte Wright's death in Brooklyn Center. 

The video clip shows the man telling protesters that he doesn't want any trouble. Moments later, a water bottle strikes him in the head, knocking him to the ground. 

The man got back up and wound up saying "It's all good." Many of the protesters came to his aid and called for peace, though one person can be heard laughing at the man and remarking, "A water bottle knocked you out?"

The attack was caught on camera by the DC Examiner's Nic Rowan, who tweeted the video. 

Rowan continued filming what he described as the entire CNN crew being chased away from the police department protest. 

The man who was hit by the bottle was part of the reporting crew for CNN's Miguel Marquez, who reported after the fact that his colleague is OK. 

"My team and I are fine and I appreciate your concern. I hope for equal justice under the law and will continue to report on this vital story as it unfolds," Marquez tweeted. 

Read more about the fourth night of unrest in Brooklyn Center in our daily recap

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