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Police in Maryland-National Capital Park said Anthony Brennan III was arrested on Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grabbing a object from a young adult who was holding up signs protesting the death of George Floyd.

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Police in Maryland-National Capital Park said Anthony Brennan III was arrested on Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grabbing a object from a young adult who was holding up signs protesting the death of George Floyd.

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A 60-year-old man was arrested in Maryland following allegations that he had assaulted a group of three young adults who were hanging flyers to support George Floyd and end racial injustice. The confrontation sparked widespread outrage when the video of the encounter was posted online.

Police officials at Maryland-National Capital Park said Friday that Anthony Brennan III of Kensingston, Md., Was charged with second degree assault in connection with the incident on Monday.

In a 34-second video, which quickly went viral, an older male cyclist is seen confronting two young women. As one of them walks away from him, he walks over to her and grabs her arm as he tries to snatch the leaflets from her hand.

The other woman and the man recording the incident shout to the cyclist, “Leave her alone”, “Go away” and “Do not touch her”. The cyclist then picks up his bicycle and begins to run towards the man with the camera and overturn him, according to the police press release.

In an interview with a local NBC affiliate, the victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the cyclist ran over him while he was filming the incident, and then pinned him to the ground.



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