Outrage is blowing up on social media after a shocking video was posted online showing a large group of police confronting a lone protester — and then violently shoved him. The fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head.
Buffalo Police Department spokesperson claimed the man “was injured when he tripped and fell.”
But the video clearly shows he was pushed and stumbled backward, hitting his dead on the pavement. Multiple camera angles were captured by local reporters.
The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.
Buffalo Police said a man was injured after he “tripped and fell.”
You’re kidding me right? One officer even stopped abother from checking on him after his head started gushing blood and stopped others from going to check on him. What is happening.
— Matthew Schmidt (@schmatacus) June 5, 2020
DISGUSTING! I used to think, it's just some bad apples. NO IT IS ALL OF YOU! None of them even get down to help him!!!
— elizabeth schitti (@SuperWomenYess) June 5, 2020
Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020
“Shove” is too kind a word. They flattened him. https://t.co/rbcC5SGSwc
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) June 5, 2020
According to @JeffRussoWKBW a Buffalo Police Department spokesperson gave this statement in apparent reference to this?!
“during that skirmish involving protestors, one person was injured when he tripped & fell”
Are they aware cameras exist or?pic.twitter.com/86u5VmvbF2
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) June 5, 2020
There’s the push…and then the fact that no one helps him. They just leave him lying there bleeding until what looks like a National Guardsman comes over to check on him. How does a person do that? https://t.co/ceJm1dMQtV
— Matthew Miller (@matthewamiller) June 5, 2020
I won't share the video because it's vile. But there's a video all over time my timeline of Buffalo police shoving an elderly man to the ground, afterwards the man appears to be bleeding from the head. Here's the statement the police released. pic.twitter.com/2AxTvQpFli
— nate bowling (the police are the problem) (@nate_bowling) June 5, 2020
This is simply outrageous and criminal behaviour backed by a morally corrupted political leadership. A senior citizen is brutally pushed and left behind bleeding by the #Buffalo police. #protests2020 #UnitedStates #USAProtest #PoliceViolence pic.twitter.com/7BPMIJdmqC
— Alexandre Krauss (@AlexandreKrausz) June 5, 2020
The Buffalo police violence video was posted just an hour ago and already has nearly 5 million views
— Sara Pearl (@skenigsberg) June 5, 2020
The video from Buffalo, of riot police shoving an old man to the pavement, is a clear example of why there are no good cops. Even when one officer stops to help, he's pulled away and doesn't fight it; then they push away the reporter filming.
— Katherine Cross (@Quinnae_Moon) June 5, 2020