A video clip showed a New York police officer pushing a girl protester and violently to the ground during the protests that erupted after the murder of George Floyd in Brooklyn.

The girl is 20 years old, and she has been taken to hospital.

According to eyewitnesses, the girl did not take any aggressive act towards the police officer who described her as “dirty stupid”, before she was violently pushed to the ground.

The police explained to the network that the officer is under investigation for the assault.

The protesting girl said that the policeman asked her to turn away before he immediately threw her to the ground.

The killing of Floyd sparked a wave of violent protests, with loud voices inside the United States calling for justice and better treatment for black-skinned citizens.