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Buffalo protester charged with throwing bottle that hit U.S. marshal in the face

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-07 16:34:51-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man is facing federal charges for allegedly throwing a bottle that hit a U.S. marshal in the face during protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd.

Keyondre Robinson, 18, is charged with assaulting a federal officer. The incident happened outside the Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse on May 30, the same night police used pepper spray to force protesters out of Niagara Square.

According to prosecutors, the marshal was standing guard on the steps of the courthouse when he was hit.

Robinson faces up to eight years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted.