THIS is the shocking moment a gang of vegan protester sent a blind man crashing to the floor as they clashed with butchers at a shopping centre.
The man can be seen scrabbling to get back up after being knocked over in a confrontation between demonstrators and store owners.
Cops launched an investigation after Direct Action Yorkshire stormed the Moor Market in Sheffield.
They closed the inquiry after combing through CCTV evidence.
The man – wearing a 100% vegan T-shirt and carrying a white stick – soon stands back up.
As he points an angry finger at a group of counter-protesters, one can be heard sneering: “The state of you putting all these people out of a job. You are a disgrace.”
It was reported that a 53-year-old man was pushed to the floor by his backpack
South Yorkshire police
A protester replies: “They are sentient beings just like us. Why love one and not another?” as a butcher waves a steak sale sign in the background.
An old man jokes: “Want to see my meat b*******?”
Protestor Belinda White, 48, said the group were left shaken by the reaction.
She added: “There’s a long strip of butchers at the Moor Market so it was a really good place to do a demonstration.
“The whole point is to go to place that normalise abuse, promotion and sale of beings.”
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers received reports of an assault at The Moor Market in Sheffield.
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“It was reported that a 53-year-old man was pushed to the floor by his backpack. The victim didn’t sustain any injuries.
“Officers interviewed witnesses and reviewed CCTV footage in the surrounding area.
“There was no evidence to support the investigation, which has now been closed.”
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