George Floyd protests: Salt Lake City police push elderly man with cane to ground

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Police officers in Salt Lake City , Utah shoved an elderly man using a cane to the ground while clearing out demonstrators participating in nationwide protests against excessive police force and the killing of George Floyd .

A local news outlet caught the moment on camera as two officers from the Salt Lake City police department’s rescue unit approached the unarmed man.

Both dressed in riot gear, one officer pushed the man before the second officer began repeatedly shoving him until he fell to the ground.

Two other police officers then approach the man as he laid on the ground, unable to stand, to help him get back up.It was not immediately clear whether the man was participating in the demonstrations.

“Sadly a man was just knocked off his feet”, a reporter for Salt Lake City’s ABC 4 News said.

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