Hundreds scatter in panic as tanker truck nearly PLOWS into crowd of protesters in Minneapolis
A tanker truck driver plowed his vehicle into a massive crowd of anti-police-brutality protesters on the Interstate 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, with hundreds of people miraculously scattering away at the very last second.
Nobody was seriously hurt in the shocking incident – except for the driver, who was pulled out of the truck and beaten by the outraged crowd.
BREAKING: Tanker truck plows into crowd of demonstrators on Minneapolis highway. Protesters scrambled as truck battled toward them. pic.twitter.com/Q5cTF9AGB2— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) May 31, 2020
The police had to use pepper spray against the crowd to get to the driver and arrest him. He was sent to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
UPDATE: Truck driver under arrest and taken to hospital after driving towards protesters on closed interstate in Minneapolis, after which he was pulled from the vehicle pic.twitter.com/9KmMPcioc2— BNO News (@BNONews) May 31, 2020
At the time of the incident there were thousands of people on the bridge, who were marching against police brutality and planning to take a knee in tribute to George Floyd. The unarmed black man was killed while in the custody of the Minneapolis police, after a white officer kneeled on his neck and ignored his pleas to let him breathe.
RAW VIDEO: Jeff & Sara Radichel sent us this video of the moment a tanker truck drove through peaceful protesters on the I-35 Bridge in Minneapolis | https://t.co/OA7HXWJUrI#GeorgeFloydpic.twitter.com/N9QetxZzXN— WCCO - CBS Minnesota (@WCCO) May 31, 2020
It remains unclear how the truck was allowed to drive that close to the crowd of demonstrators, as many noted the bridge was supposed to be blocked and guarded by police amid a citywide curfew and lockdown.Also on rt.com WATCH Minneapolis protesters BLOCK TRUCK with their BODIES, barely keep from LYNCHING driver who plowed through crowd
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