The death of a 46-year old black American man George Floyd has brought the entire American continent at a standstill. The unlawful and unfair killing of the innocent man by asphyxiation was not a sight to be reckoned seeing.
After the video of the man murmuring “I can’t breathe” while being kneed in the neck by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the presence of his three other counterparts went viral, it reverberated globally as a symbol of black oppression.
Millions have since been taking to the streets to protest against white privilege and black oppression. Many a time, clashes have erupted between the protestors and police officers.
One such incident that shook the entire world was the viral video of Martin Gugino, a 75-year-old white man, and protestor, being shoved back by a Buffalo police officer.
The video showed the man approaching the police officers in a calm manner and then being shoved back with full force. The old man then stumbles back, falls down and hits his head and starts bleeding immediately.
How is he now?
According to reports, Gugino was rushed to the hospital immediately, where he was admitted and was in a serious condition.
However, the man is out of danger now and has pledged his support to the ongoing protests once again.
Meanwhile, the two police officers, Aaron Torgalski and Robert McCabe, have been charged with second-degree assault, which is a felony.
Fifty-seven police officers from their department resigned put of disgust, saying that the two police officers were merely obeying their duties.
Amid all of this, Donald Trump has called Martin Gugino an “Antifa provocateur,” which means an extremist left supporting fascist. Yet again, this comment has brought about a lot of controversies.
But, the old man has seemingly declined to comment and saying that “Black lives matter.”
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