WATCH: Car runs over protesters during Michael Brown rally in Minneapolis
An unidentified motorist in Minneapolis drove into protesters at a rally in solidarity with the family of slain Missouri teen Michael Brown, leaving one woman in need of medical attention, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.
Footage posted online shows the woman getting pinned under the front of the car as it drives through. The vehicle then stops, and is rushed by protesters. Some try to help the woman, while a dozen others jumped on the car’s hood. One man can be seen pounding on the car’s windshield.
The car then drives through again, leaving several demonstrators on the ground in its wake. Witnesses told the Star-Tribune that the motorist honked at the protesters, part of a group assembled at an intersection near the local police department’s Third Precinct building. Authorities later blocked the intersection off to allow the demonstration to continue.
WCCO-TV reported that the driver was taken into custody by police but later released. The woman was treated by paramedics. Her condition is unknown as of Tuesday evening.
The rally was one of several around the country protesting the lack of an indictment against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. Wilson shot and killed Brown on Aug. 9, touching off more than 100 days of demonstrations in that area and several nationwide. The Star-Tribune reported that the Minneapolis rally had attracted more than 1,000 people.
Watch the video, as posted online, below.