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Buffalo protester Martin Gugino, who was injured by police, released from hospital

Two police officers have been charged in relation to the injury.

7/1/2020 4:52:00 AM

The 75-year-old protester who was pushed to the ground by police officers in Buffalo, New York, has been released from the hospital almost four weeks after being injured.

Two police officers have been charged in relation to the injury.

July 1, 2020, 1:41 AM4 min read2:52Trump faces backlash for conspiracy tweetPresident Trump faces a new firestorm after his unfounded allegations that Martin Gugino, 75, who was pushed by police in Buffalo, New York, was a provocateur.Courtesy Bill Jacobson

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pushed to the ground by police officersin Buffalo, New York, has been released from the hospital almost four weeks after being injured.Martin Gugino was attending a protest outside City Hall on June 4 when he was pushed to the ground by a line of police officers clearing out the relatively empty area. He fell and hit the back of his head, fracturing his skull and putting him in the hospital for 26 days.

He was released Tuesday from the Erie County Medical Center, his attorney said. His lawyer, Kelly Zarcone, said he will be recovering at an"undisclosed location" to preserve his privacy."I was able to see Martin today and he looks great. He can walk with a little help and his condition will continue to improve with rest and time," Zarcone said in a statement."I brought him the cards and letters sent to my office and he said he still felt overjoyed at the continued support and well wishes, 'like it was Christmas Day.'"

MORE: Trump tweets conspiracy theory about Buffalo protester police officers knocked to groundGugino is an activist and regular at protests in New York state, his friends said, but has never been anything but peaceful and is a regular volunteer for Catholic charities.

"Martin said that he is pleased at the progress made so far to protect the safety of peaceful protesters, a topic near and dear to his heart," Zarcone said Tuesday."He respects the burden of authority placed upon law enforcement but looks forward to the continued implementation of systemic changes to eliminate police brutality."

Martin Gugino is shown at a demonstration.Martin Gugino is shown at a demonstration.Courtesy Bill Jacobsonchargedearlier this month with second-degree assault in the incident and released on their own recognizance. They both pleaded not guilty and are expected back in court July 20.

In a statement prior to the arrests, Buffalo police had said Gugino tripped and fell despite the video evidence.The incident rose as high as the White House. President Donald Trump tweeted a conspiracy theory on June 9, writing Gugino may be an"ANTIFA provocateur" and that the whole incident could be part of a"set up."

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At the time, Zarcone called the president's accusations"dark, dangerous, and untrue."New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mocked Trump's theory, asking,"What do you think, it was staged? You think that the blood coming out of his head was staged? Is that what you are saying?"

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Cha Ching 💵💵💰💰 City of buffalo is going to get a pretty hefty medical bill and lawsuit. Comments did not pass the vibe check I thought he died so hearing this news is very uplifting. I hope he recovers well. Fuck those Buffalo cops. He is 75 years old he doesn’t need to do this enjoy your life Who cares. He’s a complete loser

Older the dumber 75 year old Antifa activist. Guess he will listen next time FAKE NEWS! 💜 His hospital bill should go directly to the governor. Set up He should be nominated for an oscar this year. Great actor. Stupid old hippie The most amazing thing about this story is that it was four weeks ago. Feels like yesterday. What has happened to time?

Hey lying fscist ABC! This happened in liberal run fscist NY! It’s u liberals causing the chaos! Liberal government! And he's protesting again. Trump was right he's an agitator. He flopped harder than Lebron Good for you sir. Be well He was paid to take a fall. TRUMP 2020 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 The push was cruel,but his alive with his placard.

Glad he is okay That's just horrible God save this world His hospital bill: $3,573,712.26 I hope he’s okay now with no ill effects. He did not deserve to be treated that way! Hopefully that fall knocked some sense into his old ass. Never swipe at a policeman’s gun Nice vacation for him. All on the taxpayer.

Hugs and love to Martin ❤️ Has he been arrested again? this seems suspicious........... Good news 👏👏🤗 I’m glad he’s recovered enough to be able to leave the hospital. Ochocuatro ...? Omg buffalo_storm Just in time to get mowed down again for not dispersing He’s no hero. He’s no saint. He’s no victim. He’s an actor.

Thank God! Hope he experiences a speedy recovery. Great news; I hope he’s ok. He should keep his old ass at home from now on! What a bad motherfucker I’m so glad he’s doing well and pray that he continues to recover to the better 🙏🙏💜💜 Probably should have kept his hands to himself. He’s a hero to the unhinged now though.

mess with the bull, get the horns. False flag! He's a professional actor that made it seem like a hard shove, he exaggerated his fall and the shove. Who in the right mind just approaches a riot line and tries to breach the line? Guys don't fall for this crap. Thank God. Maybe he learned his lesson and will start listening to the police?

Did your investigation uncover anything about why a 'peaceful protestor' walked towards/into a wall of police officers? What did he have in his hands and what he was trying to do? A: no because we don't care about facts FTR, he didn't deserve to get pushed but intent matters This guy is going cash in The man was a fake. He got in the cops face had a recording device. What was the tube in his ear fake blood? He is a rock climber he knows about falls. Not buying your story.

The provocateur I saw little Billy push Tommy down at the playground today. Shouldn’t that be your leading story on the news tomorrow? Isn't he like a PROFESSIONAL PROTESTER ? DID YOU EVER SHOW HIS ARREST RECORDS ? WHY NOT ? Payday incoming God bless!!!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Thank God I hope he’s ok! Welcome back! Fuck him

This was so heartbreaking to see. It’s Unbelievable how cruel people can be to each other. He deserved what he got!!! POS 💩!!! Good news! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Is that Jigsaw from the Saw movies? See that sign I’d vote for Biden I want have justice or jobs just good climate Welcome home Don Daddy

He needs to take them to the cleaners. Okidoki And going for arrest 302 GOOD! NOW ARREST HIM! Shouldn’t have screwed with the authorities. He was an agitator with a known history. He is an agitator. False flag. was that the guy that was a known leftist agitator or the other one? That top secret agent of antifa is out? I wonder if he will be deployed to CHAZ to lead the resistance movement since trump thinks hes a secret agent . Lmao

the antifa provocateur? no sympathy for this turdburglar Sue the crap out of those assholes 😒 He sure milked that for a while. Go fund me pays for aleverything nowadays. paid by SOROS to agitate! SMH... He shouldn't had put his hands on the cop. What is he senile. Stop pretending this was a frail man. He was purposely attempting to provoke officers doing their jobs to protect and serve their community.

Buffalo protester Martin Gugino has been released from the hospitalMartin Gugino, the 75-year-old protestor who was pushed by two Buffalo police officers in early June, has been released from the hospital and is continuing with his recovery, his lawyer says We should sue some asses soon.. wtG 🙏 hes ok🥰🙌

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