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Protester Injured By Tear Gas Canister In Kansas City Demonstrations Shares His Story

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People scatter amid a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations Saturday night at Kansas City's Country Club Plaza.
Carlos Moreno
People run from a cloud of tear gas during a May 30 protest at Kansas City's Country Club Plaza.

Police responding to Kansas City protests over the killing of George Floyd broke multiple bones in Humberto Gonzalez's leg by firing a crowd-control device at him from point-blank range.

The former marine reservist and son of immigrants felt it was his civic duty to make his voice and presence heard during protests on the Country Club Plaza.

  • Humberto Gonzalez, Kansas City resident
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