A man and a woman were injured during the large “Occupy Oakland” protest on Wednesday night after being struck by a silver Mercedes-Benz sedan.
ABC7 reported that the two protesters were hit by the car in downtown Oakland. The driver of the car apparently tried to drive through the crowd as they were marching in the street near the intersection of 11th and Broadway.
Several witnesses told the Oakland Tribune that a demonstrator banged on the hood of the Mercedes as he attempted to turn, provoking the driver to step on the gas.
Both victims were rushed to a local hospital by an ambulance.
After the incident, rumors began to swirl on Twitter that one of the protesters had died, but their injuries were not life threatening.
Police allowed the driver to leave the scene after interviewing him and several witnesses, according to the San Fransciso Chronicle.
Aerial footage of the protest captured part of the incident.
Watch video, uploaded to YouTube, below:
Photo credit: Twitpic user C0d3Fr0sty
‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event
Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.
Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."
"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.
Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’
A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."
According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.
An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.
Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.
Read the tweets and watch the video below.
Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy
Reproductive clinic worker faces threats of ‘murder’ after anti-abortion protester violates restraining order
A staffer at an abortion clinic in Charleston, West Virginia is reportedly facing physical threats after an anti-abortion protester revealed her identity on Facebook, breaking a restraining order.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported that anti-abortion protester Derrick Evans broke a restraining order filed by Jamie Miller, who works at the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia.