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Buffalo Sewer Authority employee suspended over clash in North Buffalo

Posted at 12:12 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 12:12:26-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An employee with the Buffalo Sewer Authority is currently suspended over a clash that erupted inNorth Buffalo on Tuesday.

During Tuesday's march on Hertel Avenue, there was a confrontation between two groups. Patrons of the bar, MT Pockets could be heard shouting racist slurs. The Black Lives Matter protesters shouted back. Police were able to separate the groups.

The General Manager of the Authority issued the following statement on Wednesday, saying in part, "The actions and words of that employee are not reflective of the Buffalo Sewer Authority and they are not reflective of the inclusive and equitable environment that I have strived to cultivate within the Authority.

Tuesday's march was in response to a similar event held last Friday, during which time protesters say they were victims of an alleged hate crime when a man pulled a knife and started yelling racial slurs.