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    Riots Sweep US After Black Man Dies During Police Arrest (129)

    New York is one of the many states that has been rocked by protests against police brutality; protests were sparked by the death of George Floyd, who was killed by police in Minneapolis while being taken into custody.

    A graphic video filmed in Niagara Square, Buffalo in upstate New York documents police officers pushing an unarmed man to the ground, causing to  fall on his back. The move apparently injured his head, which started bleeding as the man lied motionless on the sidewalk. One police officer begins to stoop down to check on the man but is pulled away by another cop.

    Another police officer then approaches the person video-recording the event and demands that they back away.

    Warning: the following video contains graphic content.

    ​Following the incident, Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood reportedly ordered the suspension of those officers involved.

    ​Erie county executive Mark Polocarz has confirmed that the man was transferred to the hospital and is in stable condition.

    ​Netizens were appaled by the video, especially outraged by the fact that no one tried to help the man.

    ​Amid the ongoing protests in all 50 US states and in many major cites, including Buffalo, an aggressive and militarised police presence has been increased and curfews have been imposed, as some of those demonstrating against police brutality in response to the death of George Floyd have turned violent.

    Riots Sweep US After Black Man Dies During Police Arrest (129)


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