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Officers suspended after man, 75, is shoved down during protest in Buffalo

A protester is shoved to the ground during a demonstration in Buffalo. Mike Desmond/WBFO via MGN photos
A protester is shoved to the ground during a demonstration in Buffalo. Mike Desmond/WBFO via MGN photos

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Prosecutors are investigating after a television crew captured a police officer in Buffalo, New York, shoving a 75-year-old man who then fell and cracked his head.

The WBFO recording of Thursday night’s encounter quickly gained steam online and sparked outrage.

Two police officers have been suspended without pay. The video shows a man approaching a line of officers clearing demonstrators from Niagara Square around curfew time.

The man falls backward and hits his head on the pavement. Blood leaks out as officers walk past.

The mayor says the man is in serious condition. He hasn't been publicly identified.

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