Car crashes into Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square
A car, around 5:17 pm yesterday, has violently driven into Black Lives Matter protesters in Times Square, New York hitting several people on foot and on bicycles.
In a video captured and posted on Twitter by one of the demonstrators showed a dark sedan honking several times before plowing into a crowd of people standing in front of the vehicle.
The car then lurched through an intersection leaving a chorus of screaming people in its wake.
Reporter Gwynne Hogan said the crowd appeared “rattled” but that “most people were able to jump out of the way.”
Hogan reports that protesters have “deescalated the situation between themselves and Pro-Trump supporters who showed up to counter-protest.”
The protest is however still underway despite a heavy downpour of rain and hundreds of marchers intend to continue as planned.
New Yorkers streamed into the city’s streets Thursday night following the release of police bodycam footage in which police officers in Rochester, New York are shown cuffing Daniel Prude, covering his head with a hood known as a “spit sock,” then pinning him to the ground until he lost consciousness.
Prude, who is Black and suffered from mental illness, died a week later from asphyxiation.