Buffalo Protester Pushed By Police Reportedly Suffered Fractured Skull, Can’t Walk

Elderly protestor is shoved to ground by Buffalo police officers (Credit: Screenshot/Twitter, Public User @WBFO)

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The 75-year-old man who was pushed to the ground by Buffalo police during a protest has suffered a fractured skull and is not able to walk, according to a statement sent by the man’s lawyer to CNN Tuesday.

Martin Gugino suffered a brain injury and fractured skull as a result of the incident, the latter development reported by CNN editor Pervaiz Shallwani. Gugini’s lawyer Kelly Zarcone said that her client would be beginning physical therapy to treat the brain injury, although it is unclear if the matter has changed since the initial brain injury diagnosis. (RELATED: 75-Year-Old Protester Pushed To Ground By Buffalo Police Suffered Brain Injury, Lawyer Says)

”As heartbreaking as it is, his brain is injured and he is well aware of that now,” Zarcone said in a statement Thursday. “He feels encouraged and uplifted by the outpouring of support which he has received from so many people all over the globe. It helps. He is looking forward to healing and determining what his “new normal” might look like.”

Gugino was seen on video approaching police officers in Buffalo at a protest in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 9 minutes.

The man is seen stumbling backwards after being pushed, and falls to the ground, where blood is seen pooling from his head into the pavement.