Police Attacked During Riots

Police Attacked During Riots

(UnitedVoice.com) – After peaceful daytime marches, protests all over the country turned violent for the seventh day in a row when the sun went down. Police officers, not businesses were the targets this time. The attempt to keep law and order instead became a fight for their lives as law officers all over the country faced violent, unruly riot conditions that departed from the peaceful protests that started the day.

A police officer was attacked by four men in the Bronx, New York. Video shows four men attacking a police officer who was attempting to enforce the curfew. The officer was not severely injured during the attack.

In Buffalo, New York at least two police officers were run over when a driver of an SUV drove through a police line on Bailey Avenue. An SUV blindsided the police officers who were advancing on a group of rioters, running over at least one officer and striking another. The rioters had been throwing rocks and other projectiles at police officers attempting to enforce the curfew. The injured officers were rushed to nearby Erie County Medical Center where they were said to be in serious, but stable condition.

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St. Louis, Missouri also saw a night of violence against police officers when a gunfight broke out after police deployed tear gas and flashbangs to break up looting on Olive Street in downtown St. Louis. At least four officers were struck by bullets and transported to nearby hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

A Las Vegas police officer is on life support after a rioter shot the officer in the head at point-blank range. The officers were working on dispersing a crowd in front of the Circus Circus Casino when the attack occurred.

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In a separate incident in Las Vegas, Police were involved in a shootout with an armed suspect in front of the Federal Court building. In a statement from the Las Vegas Police Department, they said the suspect was hit several times. There is no word on the condition of the suspect.

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