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Trump Pushes Conspiracy That 75-Year-Old Man Hospitalized By Buffalo Police is ‘ANTIFA Provocateur’

Credit: Mediaite- Published on June 9, 2020
President Donald Trump advanced a conspiracy theory that the elderly man violently shoved to the ground by Buffalo police in a graphic viral video last week was an “ANTIFA agitator” who faked his fall after seeking to jam police equipment. Two Buffalo police officers were charged with felony assault for shoving 75-year-old...
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Video credit: Wochit
Published on June 6, 2020 -  00:46
Buffalo Police Officers Charged With Assaulting 75-Year-Old Protester
Two police officers in Buffalo, New York, were charged with assault Saturday. A video showed the officers shoving 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino in recent demonstrations over the death of George Floyd. Law enforcement was in the process of clearing demonstrators from Niagara Square around an 8 pm curfew. The pair of officers pushed Gugino backward, causing his head to hit the pavement, spilling blood as officers walk past. One officer leaned down to check on the injured man before another officer urged the colleague to keep walking. The video of the encounter sparked outrage online as demonstrators took to cities across the world to protest Floyd’s death. Dozens of Buffalo police officers angered over their fellow officers' suspensions stepped down from the department’s crowd control unit Friday. According to Newser, the resigning officers did not leave their jobs altogether.

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