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Road Rage Driver Plows Through Ferguson Protest In Minneapolis

November 26, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Road Rage Driver Plows Through Ferguson Protest In Minneapolis Image courtesy of startribune.com

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A man drove his car through a crowd of people protesting the Ferguson shooting, plowing through the group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager.

A protest rally and march for Michael Brown, who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was planned Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct headquarters..

A Star Tribune reporter who attended the rally said that witnesses say the vehicle started honking at protesters blocking the intersection before running down a woman around the start of the rally at 4:30 p.m.

In video from KSTP’s Chopper 5, the involved vehicle goes around another stopped car and into the crowd as other vehicles go around the crowd. People appear to get on the hood of the car as it pushes its way through the crowd and it hits and appears to run over the legs of a demonstrator.

Image courtesy of mirror.co.uk

Image courtesy of mirror.co.uk

In video captured by Star Tribune videographer Mark Vancleave, what appears to be a dark-colored Subaru Outback is seen driving with a few people clinging to its hood as it pushes and then apparently runs over a victim’s leg. Protesters rush the vehicle with some people hitting its windows and windshield before it takes off.

Other demonstrators stood hand in hand around the woman, who was the only one treated for injuries. She was attended to by paramedics in the intersection before she was wheeled into an ambulance. The woman was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with very minor injuries, said Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder.

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