‘A number of’ individuals injured after automobile ‘plows’ into Black Lives Matter protesters in New York


A number of individuals had been injured when a automobile drove right into a crowd of some 50 Black Lives Matter protesters in Manhattan, the New York Police Division has confirmed, giving no additional particulars concerning the incident.

A NYPD spokesman confirmed {that a} automobile “plowed” into the protesters on the nook of thirty ninth Avenue and Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan on Friday afternoon, shortly after 4 pm native time. The accidents didn’t seem like life-threatening, police added.

Dozens of officers cordoned off the world after the incident, native media reported. One video from the scene confirmed a handcuffed girl being led away by police, however it wasn’t clear whether or not she was the motive force.

The group was marching “in solidarity” with individuals jailed on ICE immigration detainers in Bergen County Jail in neighboring New Jersey, in accordance with the Fb feed of Mark Appoloa, who describes himself as ‘Occupy Wall Avenue organizer.’ The inmates had been reportedly on a starvation strike.

A person in his reside stream mentioned {that a} BMW had “plowed by” a gaggle of protesters and that police have arrested two demonstrators who chased after the automobile, the New York Publish reported.

Activists on social media claimed six individuals had been injured within the incident, although it was unclear what number of, if any, had been taken to the hospital.

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