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Video of man knocked down by Buffalo police at protest draws international response

Posted at 11:08 AM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 11:27:41-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Video showing a man knocked down by Buffalo police at a protest in Niagara Square in Buffalo on Thursday night has spread globally on social media.

Two police officers shown in the video, captured by a WBFO reporter, have been suspended without pay. The man in the video, who was identified by a fellow protester as Martin Gugino, was taken to ECMC. He is in serious condition but "alert and oriented."

The incident has sparked outrage across the country and the world. 7 Eyewitness News has collected responses from actors, comedians and musicians:

Kacey Musgraves, musician

Jim Gaffigan, comedian

Jameela Jamil, actress

Ice-T, actor and rapper

Kelly Clarkson, singer and TV host

Jason Mamoa, actor

Dulé Hill, actor

Kumail Nanjiani, actor