Courtesy of NBC New York:
The 75-year-old man hospitalized after he was pushed by a police officer during a peaceful protest last week in Buffalo, New York, suffered a brain injury as a result of the incident, his lawyer revealed Thursday.
Kelly Zarcone said her client, activist Martin Gugino, “is starting physical therapy,” which Zarcone called “a step in the right direction.”
“As heartbreaking as it is, his brain is injured and he is well aware of that now,” Zarcone said in a statement. “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.”
The news of Gugino’s injury comes mere days after President Donald Trump, who has long sowed disinformation on Twitter, spread an unfounded conspiracy theory Tuesday about Gugino.
Viral video showed Gugino approach officers then stumble and fall after pushed back during a protest for racial justice Thursday at Buffalo City Hall soon after the city’s 8 p.m. curfew. The video also showed an officer who appeared to try to approach Gugino brushed aside by another officer as he lay on the ground with blood pooling near his ear.
This is the man who Trump labeled “an ANTIFA provocateur” and claimed he was exaggerating his injuries.
Yeah, how do you exaggerate an x-ray showing an injury to your brain as the result of a fall?
That’s a pretty good trick.
But hey, maybe the doctor is an Anifa operative as well and he is part of some huge conspiracy to make the police look bad?
Trust me, there are already people somewhere making that very same argument.