Black Pennsylvania Police Officer Punches Protester During Chaotic Rally for Black Man Who Died After Being Tased by Police

The Wilkinsburg Police Department has yet to comment on the altercation or take any action against the officer. (YouTube/alchemicalmedia)

A black Pennsylvania cop is going viral after he was snapped smacking a Black Lives Matter protester at a rally against police brutality.

The officer was captured confronting the protester as chaos broke out between his colleagues and protesters at Saturday’s rally in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg, the Pittsburgh City Paper reported.

Footage caught the handful of protesters screaming at officers who declared it an unlawful assembly, the outlet reported.

Video then showed officers trying to apprehend a woman backing away and shouting obscenities, as a black dress-wearing protester pushed and grabbed at them.

The officer then swung a left hook at the intervening protester, as seen in a wild, now-viral photo by City Paper snapper Jared Wickerham.

Video of the melee also showed a muzzled police K9 being kept back from the downed protester, who screamed, “You’re a f–king pig!”

The protester — identified by City Paper as Vuestro Merced — stumbled while being led away in cuffs, complaining throughout.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Lee Brown

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