Motorist Drives Through Crowd Of Protesters In Times Square
Written by B87FM on September 4, 2020
New York Metropolis Police are investigating a motorist who drove right into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Instances Sq., Thursday night time. Footage of the incident went viral on social media.
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The video reveals a driver approaches the group of protesters, honks their horn, and speeds straight by means of the group.
“We’ve to interview either side. We’d prefer to interview anybody that was in that automobile, as a result of we imagine there was a number of individuals in that automobile, and anybody that was on the scene,” New York Metropolis Police Commissioner Dermot Shea mentioned on Fox 5’s Good Day New York, Friday.
“There may be an ongoing investigation into an incident in Instances Sq. involving a black Taurus sedan. This auto is NOT an NYPD automobile,” The NYPD tweeted. “There are at present no complainants. NYPD asks if there may be anybody injured, please come ahead.”
There have been preliminary rumors that the sedan in query was an NYPD automotive, however the division shut that down.
It’s nonetheless unclear if anybody is injured because of the incident.
The massive crowd was gathered to protest the loss of life of Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man killed by law enforcement officials in Rochester, New York. Video from the incident reveals officers placing a hood on the man’s head and shoving his face into the bottom whereas he was bare and handcuffed. He later died from “issues of asphyxia within the setting of bodily restraint,” the medical expert confirmed.
Protests continued all through the night time.