In the past few days, a series of protests erupted across the United States to battle the highly prevalent racial discrimination against African-Americans in the country, This deep-rooted racial issue was fueled by the brutal murder of George Floyd, an unarmed African-American by Derek Chauvin, a white police officer. Due to the protests, many other incidents that showcase the violence of cops against citizens are also coming to light.
To protest the injustices in the American legal system, protesters gathered to the Niagara square in Buffalo on Thursday. When police officers dressed in heavy protective gear approached the crowd of protesters, and elderly man went near the officers and began a verbal confrontation with several cops.
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As a result, some of the officers shoved the old man to the ground. The man lost his balance and fell to the ground, laying motionless, bleeding from his ear. Before pushing him, one of the cops shouts at him: “Move!”, and the man stumbles backwards before falling over to the concrete.
The footage captured by Mike Desmond of WBFO shows that the man’s head was immediately surrounded by blood, as he lay unconscious on the ground. The cops later called for a medic. One of the representatives of the Buffalo Police Department told a local reporter that the reason for the man’s injuries was ‘tripping and falling.’ According to Buffalo’s Mayor, the man is presently in stable but serious condition at the hospital.
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Buffalo’s Mayor also stated that he was deeply disturbed by the video, and later announced that both the officers involved in the incident were suspended.
Most of last week’s protests were carried out peacefully until intervention by the police. Rubber bullets and tear gas were fired at peaceful protesters, according to President Trump’s orders, so that he could make his way to a damaged local church to snap a picture.