A shocking video coming out of New York shows a vehicle violently plowing through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters.
According to reports, six protesters were injured at the scene, none of the injuries being life threatening.
Watch the video:
JUST IN – Several people injured as a vehicle drives into #Manhattan #BlackLivesMatter protest. A witness video shows that protesters slowed the vehicle down and tried to open the doors of the car.pic.twitter.com/cOjvK1Ohzi
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) December 11, 2020
It appears that the driver is a young woman, as officers were seen cuffing her at the scene as well as another female who is believed to be the passenger.
It’s not clear at this time why the driver chose to accelerate through the crowd, but an officer did state that the collision didn’t appear to be intentional.
The entire matter is still under investigation and the driver has not been formally arrested.
However a police official told WABC-TV the collision did not appear to be intentional.
According to the outlet the driver may have accelerated in fear when protesters surrounded her car which was already at the intersection when the incident unfolded.
The driver has not been arrested or charged and the incident is still under investigation.
Dozens of NYPD officers were on the scene Friday afternoon with several surrounding a dark BMW in the street, believed to be the vehicle involved in the incident.
Bicycles were seen lying on the ground just inside the area that was cordoned off with police tape.
The NYPD has urged the public to avoid the area of 3rd Avenue & 39th Street in Manhattan ‘due to a vehicle collision involving multiple pedestrians.’
Initial reports from the NYPD said that the incident involved people gathered for a ‘Justice for George’ protest but the force later confirmed it was a protest for ICE detainees.
Several protesters were also detained by NYPD officers including one for obstructing governmental administration.
You can see in the video above that a group of protesters were surrounding the vehicle prior to the driver accelerating.
As two young women in the car, do you think perhaps they felt threatened?
Or do you believe this was an intentional act?
Let us know in the comments.
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