Two ejected for throwing nuts at woman


Two people were ejected from the Republican National Convention for throwing nuts at an African-American camera operator for CNN and telling her: "This is how we feed animals," the cable network said.

The incident happened yesterday in the Tampa Bay Times Forum where delegates officially nominated Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate to face President Barack Obama in the November 6th election.

"Two attendees tonight exhibited deplorable behavior. Their conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable. This kind of behavior will not be tolerated," CNN quoted the convention as saying in a statement.

Multiple witnesses saw the incident, and convention security and police immediately removed the two people from the forum, CNN said.

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