LAPD Car Strikes Protesters Earlier than Driver Reverses, Fleeing Crowd

LAPD Vehicle Strikes Protesters Before Driver Reverses, Fleeing Crowd

The motive force of a Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD) car struck at the least two protesters whereas reversing and dashing, close to Pershing Sq. on Sunday, Could 31. The video reveals protesters standing in entrance of and across the police car on the nook of fifth and Hill streets. The officer driving then accelerates, hitting two folks, then reverses quick, virtually hitting extra folks earlier than taking off at excessive velocity. One of many protesters struck is seen on this footage falling backwards because the car comes in the direction of him, and is caught briefly beneath the entrance of the car earlier than the driving force reverses. The second particular person struck was knocked to the bottom, touchdown a number of toes away, footage shot from a media helicopter confirmed. The 2 folks struck didn’t look like severely injured. Credit score: Sophia Lee through Storyful