Video: Truck drives full-speed toward protesters in Minneapolis
A large crowd on a bridge quickly parted as a tanker truck approached at full speed
By David Matthews
New York Daily News
MINNEAPOLIS — A tanker truck drove into a crowd of protesters blocking a road in Minneapolis on Sunday.
In video of the incident, a large crowd on a bridge quickly parts as a tanker truck approaches at full speed on I-35, a road that had reportedly been closed off to car traffic. The crowd converges and surrounds the car and pulls the driver out of the truck’s cab.
Video at the scene showed at least one person on the front of the truck as it finally came to a stop.
The incident occurred during another day of protests in the city over the police killing of George Floyd last week.
Several people were reportedly hit by the truck, but no injuries have been reported, according to Fox 9.
Police quickly surrounded the vehicle with guns drawn.
Very disturbing actions by a truck driver on I-35W, inciting a crowd of peaceful demonstrators. The truck driver was injured & taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is under arrest. It doesn’t appear any protesters were hit by the truck. #MACCMN— MnDPS_DPS (@MnDPS_DPS) May 31, 2020
Protests across the country have also seen drivers steer into crowds. In St. Louis, a man was killed after he was dragged by a Fed Ex truck after protesters surrounded the vehicle and the driver accelerated away.