Manhattan is seeing a protest on Black Lives Matter. On Friday afternoon, a automotive plowed into the group of individuals protesting; in streets of Manhattan, injuring a number of individuals, in accordance with New York Metropolis police and native information media experiences.
The girl behind the wheel of the BMW sedan was detained; for questioning by legislation enforcement, the New York Metropolis Police Division mentioned. The incident occurred simply after four pm on the nook of 39th Road and Third Avenue; within the Murray Hill neighbourhood adjoining to Midtown Manhattan, police mentioned.
Not one of the accidents seemed to be life threatening and the motorist concerned; remained on the scene, as per the police. Few different official particulars have been instantly obtainable. Native media experiences mentioned six individuals have been struck by the automotive, however it was unclear; as to how many individuals have been taken to hospitals.
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Some accounts on social media described a chaotic scene round; a stooped automotive surrounded by protestors, earlier than the car lurched into the group, sending some individuals and bicycle tumbling. These experiences couldn’t instantly be confirmed by Reuters.
Police mentioned a number of native media shops mentioned the protest was sponsored by the racial justice group Black lives Matter.
A Reuters photographer on the scene and at the least one media outlet mentioned that demonstration was held in solidarity with 9 undocumented immigrants staging a starvation strike in a New Jersey lockup, within the custody of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement company.