WATCH: Charlottesville Protesters Chanting “Black Lives Matter” Attack, Swarm Cop

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Authorities are asking for the public’s help to identify the person they say attacked a police officer on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall Saturday evening.

Officials said the suspect and other individuals then continued marching in the demonstration.

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“A Charlottesville officer observed a male subject masking his face. As the Charlottesville officer stepped towards the male subject, both were knocked to the ground. Several individuals then swarmed the officer on the ground,” officials said in a news release. “Law enforcement officers pulled the individuals off the officer and helped the officer to his feet.” source

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