Man falls through sidewalk grate during protests in uptown Charlotte

Demonstrator injured during George Floyd protest in uptown Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - More than 30 firefighters rescued a man who fell through a sidewalk grate in uptown Charlotte during Saturday’s protests.

The man was rushed to the hospital after he was rescued from the confined space.

As officers were pushing back those who were protesting the death of George Floyd, one man walking along the sidewalk fell through an opening to a parking deck. Protesters began screaming for help.

Officials say protesters were throwing rocks as firefighters were trying to rescue the man.

The man was rushed emergency to Atrium-Main, according to Medic.

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