back to top

Car Plows Through Crowd During Ferguson Rally In Minneapolis

One woman's legs were pulled under the car. Her injuries were not life threatening.

Posted on

A driver plowed through a crowd of protesters standing in a street in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, hitting several people and injuring at least one woman.

vine.co

The protesters had gathered in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri. The driver was taken into custody on suspicion of hit and run, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Police say the hit-and-run suspect is in custody.

Libor Jany@StribJanyFollow

Police say the hit-and-run suspect is in custody.

3:25 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

According to the Star Tribune, the driver honked at protesters before driving through the crowd. One woman was knocked beneath the car.

Witnesses say the car, a teal station wagon, started honking at protesters blocking the intersection, before running down down a woman.

Libor Jany@StribJanyFollow

Witnesses say the car, a teal station wagon, started honking at protesters blocking the intersection, before running down down a woman.

2:39 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Moments after the woman was struck, a dozen demonstrators pounced on the hood of the vehicle, while others tried to free the victim.

Libor Jany@StribJanyFollow

Moments after the woman was struck, a dozen demonstrators pounced on the hood of the vehicle, while others tried to free the victim.

2:50 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Witnesses say that the woman's leg was caught under the car. She's being wheeled into an ambulance.

Libor Jany@StribJanyFollow

Witnesses say that the woman's leg was caught under the car. She's being wheeled into an ambulance.

2:44 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Her injuries were not life threatening, KSTP reported.

New photo from @lavinskystrib: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in Mpls. http://t.co/AAv85og8vs

Star Tribune@StarTribuneFollow

New photo from @lavinskystrib: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in Mpls. http://t.co/AAv85og8vs

2:58 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Police later blocked off the intersection, and the protest continued with a growing crowd.

The crowd has swelled to over a 1,000 demonstrators.

Libor Jany@StribJanyFollow

The crowd has swelled to over a 1,000 demonstrators.

3:26 PM - 25 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Watch aerial video of the incident:

View this video on YouTube

youtube.com

Claudia Koerner is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

Contact Claudia Koerner at claudia.koerner@buzzfeed.com.

Got a confidential tip? Submit it here.