Police in Buffalo, New York shoved a man to the ground violently on Thursday evening shortly after a curfew imposed to curb violent protests in the wake of the George Floyd’s death came into force.
State and City Police came across the unidentified man as they swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing.
Video captured by local media showed the unidentified man shoved by two officers in the line as he approached.
The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head.
Blood was seen running out from under his head.
Local media reported two medics came forward and treated the man who was taken away in an ambulance.
His current condition is unknown.
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.