CNN’s “Reliable Sources” host Brian Stelter on Sunday confronted Ferguson activist Bassem Masri over his incendiary protest tactics on the heels of 18-year-old Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by police officer Darren Wilson.
Masri — who’s been live streaming events in Ferguson, Missouri, for months — made headlines after he led protesters in shouting down a CNN reporter last month, but he appeared unmoved, even defiant, after watching a replay of the incident on “Reliable Sources.”
“We’re not going to be just laying back and letting anybody paint whatever narrative they want when it comes to our community,” Masri said.
Masri also took issue with the notion that protesters have been violent: “We haven’t hurt a cop, we haven’t touched any of them,” he told Stelter. “We’ve haven’t made any aggression towards them, it’s been vice versa.”