The Maryland-National Capital Park Police is asking the public for help to bring to justice a man who was caught on video assaulting a child who was trying to post protest flyers in the name of George Floyd.
The Park Police tweeted, “We are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the below individual in reference to an assault that took place this morning on the Capital Crescent Trail. Please contact Det. Lopez at 301-929-2774 with any information. Please reference case number 20001297.”
In the video, which went viral on Twitter, you can hear those accompanying the child yelling, “Leave her alone” and “Do not touch her! She has nothing! Get off of her!” But the biker, with a flyer in his left hand, approaches the young girl and forcibly rips another flyer from her hand.
While the guy taking video of the altercation tells the biker to “get out of here,” the man then grabs his bike and rushes toward him until the videographer falls into the bushes.
The group of people who posted this video on social media told ABC 7 that they were putting up flyers the read, “Killer Cops Will Not Go Free – Text ‘Floyd to 55156.’”
Twitter Users are Trying to Help Police Identify the Biker in the Video
Attorney Star Jones tweeted, “Twitter please find out his name. My family lives in Maryland & Lord knows if he had pulled this on my sister & her child, she would be wearing an orange suit & he’d be dead.”
Another concerned Twitter member wrote, “This disgusting CREEP in Bethesda, MD had the audacity to assault a little girl who was putting up George Floyd signs. PLEASE help identify this a**hole. Twitter, do your thing.”
Here’s the video of the incident:
They were putting up signs to commemorate the death of George Floyd. He wasn't having it. pic.twitter.com/eukrXrxoLN
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