A Minneapolis march in support of Michael Brown turned ugly Tuesday afternoon when a car plowed through a line of demonstrators blocking a downtown intersection. A Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter caught the incident on tape, as did the helicopter camera of local TV station KSTP.
Here’s what happened via the Star Tribune:
A Star Tribune reporter who is at the rally says 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. 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.
Here’s another angle from KSTP: