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Video Shows Police Tackling, Punching Black Harvard Student

Police in Cambridge, Mass., had responded to calls of a naked man in the street. "Cambridge affirms that Black Lives Matter, but it must be true in practice as well," the city's mayor said.
Bystander video captured an incident in which police in Cambridge, Mass., are seen punching a black Harvard student who was naked in the median. Source: Screengrab by NPR

Police in Cambridge, Mass., tackled and punched a black Harvard student who was standing naked on a traffic island on Friday night. The incident was captured on video by witnesses, and the city's mayor called the video "disturbing."

Officers responded to a call from a woman who said a man had thrown his clothes in her face. Police say they received approximately six other calls about a naked man, and a police report stated that women who "appeared to be acquaintances" of the man told officers that he had possibly

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