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RNC attendees removed for taunting black CNN camerawoman

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Published:   |   Updated: March 19, 2013 at 01:38 AM

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Two attendees at the Republican National Convention were ejected Tuesday afternoon from the Forum after they taunted and threw peanuts at a black CNN camerawoman.

Both the RNC and the network said that an incident took place.

According to CNN, the two attendees said to the woman, "This is how we feed animals."

In a statement, convention organizers said the two "exhibited deplorable behavior."

"Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable," the statement said. "This kind of behavior will not be tolerated."

CNN reported that the pair was removed from the arena by police and RNC security.

"CNN can confirm there was an incident directed at an employee inside the Tampa Bay Times Forum," the cable news network said in a statement. "CNN worked with convention officials to address this matter and will have no further comment."

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