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Police search for cyclist caught on video assaulting group putting up George Floyd posters

Police are searching for a cyclist who was caught on video assaulting a group of people putting up signs demanding justice for the police killing of George Floyd.

The group was putting up flyers that said 'Killer Cops Will Not Go Free' near the Dalecarlia Tunnel in Bethesda on June 1 when an angry cyclist got off his bike and tried to stop them while yelling profanities and calling them 'deviants'. 

The clip shows a man in a cycling outfit and helmet marching towards a young girl carrying a roll of tape.

'She has nothing. Do not touch her! Do not touch her,' a woman is heard screaming as the man charges towards the girl. 

Police are searching for a cyclist who was caught on video assaulting a group of people putting up George Floyd posters in Bethesda, Maryland on June 1

The clip shows a man in a cycling outfit and helmet marching towards a young girl and wrangling a roll of tape out of her hands as a woman screams for him to stop

The group was putting up flyers that said 'A man was lynched by the police. What are you going to do about it?' and 'Killer cops will not go free'

The cyclist is seen grabbing the girl's arm and wrangling the roll of tape out of her arms. A flyer already appear to be in his hands. 

A man filming the incident on his cellphone is heard saying, 'Leave her alone! Walk away!'

The woman then runs up and forces the man off to back off from the young girl shouting, 'Get off of her!'

But the cyclist continued to fume at the group and grabbed his bicycle and ran with it towards the man filming, appearing to crash into him.   

'Hey what the f**k!' the man filming is heard saying. The phone suddenly falls to the ground in the scuffle.

'He sees me recording him and sees the fact that I recorded him as he was doing that, and he grabs his bike and he runs it into me and pins me to the ground,' the man filming the clip said to NBC. 

He explained he was a part of a group of young adults putting signs around the neighborhood to inspire them to 'make a big difference in terms of both monetary donations and resources to fight against injustice.'

The victim said the man used profanity, called the group deviants and accused them of inciting riots.  

When the man saw he was being filmed he grabbed his bike and rammed it into the young man filming the entire confrontation

Now police are looking for the man for the assault. Park Police describe the suspect as a white male, 50-60 years old, medium build, six feet in height, with short brown hair

The group had been posting flyers in the area that rallied for justice for George Floyd's killing at the hands of police. 

One poster said: 'Do not live in ignorance. Use your privilege for good.' 

Another sign they put up said: 'A man was lynched by the police. What are you going to do about it?'

Now Maryland-National Capital Park Police are searching for the cyclist behind the alleged assault on Capital Crescent Trail.

Park Police describe the suspect as a white male, 50-60 years old, medium build, six feet in height, with short brown hair.

He was wearing a gray t-shirt, black shorts, a red helmet, and aviator-style glasses.

Floyd, 46, died on May 25 after white Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin put his knee behind Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, even after Floyd proved unresponsive. Shocking video of the killing shows Floyd wheeze 'I can’t breathe' below the officer’s grip.

The harrowing killing has sparked 10 days of protests, some of which have turned violent and led to looting and store raids, all decrying police brutality and racial injustice.  

If you can identify the man in the photos, or have any information, please call Det. Lopez at 301-929-2774. 

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