One injured after vehicles drive through protesters in Hollywood

by SpeedLux
Breonna Taylor protests in Hollywood

At least one protester was admitted to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle during protests in Hollywood on Thursday night. 

Video posted to social media reveals a blue truck striking a protester who was holding a sign, knocking the person to the ground. The incident took place after the driver became involved in an altercation while maneuvering through the crowd of over 300 protesters, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“As the driver attempted to get away from the situation, he struck a protester standing in the street,” the LAPD said on Twitter.

The driver drove off and was detained by law enforcement a few blocks away from the place before being allowed to leave. 

The protester was taken to a hospital with small injuries, police said. 

After that incident, the driver of a white Prius attempted to drive past the same protests and “also became involved in an altercation with individuals in the crowd,” said the LAPD.

That driver then drove through an intersection, striking some of the protesters before being boxed in by two other automobiles while protesters hit the windows. The Prius sped off and was later stopped by police.

No one was harmed in the second incident, according to police.

“All of the drivers and victims involved in both altercations have been identified by Hollywood Officers and the investigation is continuing,” the LAPD noted.

The protests started at about 7 p.m. Hundreds gathered to protest the grand jury decision in the March regarding the shooting death of Breonna Taylor by police in Louisville, Kentucky. 

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