Elderly Protester Shoved By Buffalo Police Is Unable To Walk, His Attorney Says

Megan Everts

Martin Gugino, the elderly man who was pushed to the ground by police during a protest, is unable to walk.

Kelly Zarcone, the attorney of “Martin Gugino, the 75-year-old activist whom Buffalo, N.Y., police knocked to the ground and hospitalized” said on Tuesday that Gugino is unable to walk after his injury, reported the Hill.

  • In a statement to CNN, Zarcone said: “I am not at liberty to elaborate at this time other than to confirm that his skull was fractured. While he is not able to walk yet, we were able to have a short conversation before he became too tired. He is appreciative of all of the concern about him but he is still focused on the issues rather than himself.”
  • Gugino has not done any in-person interviews since the incident occurred, but Zarcone passed along his message: “I think it’s very unnecessary to focus on me. There are plenty of other things to think about besides me.”
  • Last week, Zarcone said “that Gugino had suffered a brain injury during the incident but that he ‘feels encouraged and uplifted by the outpouring of support which he has received from so many people all over the globe.’”
  • Zarcone stated that she does not expect anything regarding Gugino’s condition to change this week.
  • The Hill noted that “Video of the incident shows two officers shoving Gugino back and leaving him on the sidewalk bleeding and motionless after he fell to the group.”

The officers involved have been suspended and charged with second-degree assault.

President Trump previously suggested without evidence that Gugino might be an “ANTIFA provocateur” and that the incident might have been a “set up.”

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