Here’s Graphic Video of Buffalo Cops Shoving a Protester They Say “Tripped and Fell”

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A man protesting police violence today in Buffalo, New York, in defiance of curfew was violently pushed to the ground by officers, who walked over his bleeding body to rough up other demonstrators. The moment was captured on video, which you can see below and which puts the lie to the cops’ statement that he “tripped & fell.”

“Emergency medical attention was administered to the victim, who was conscious and visibly bleeding, and taken via ambulance for treatment,” WBEN reports.

On Wednesday, cops took a knee here when the curfew began.

Update, 10:41 p.m. ET:

Update, 11:07 p.m. ET: The Erie County executive says the man is in stable condition.

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