On Thursday night, a car rammed through a crowd of Black Lives matter protesters in NYC’s Times Square who were demanding justice for Daniel Prude — who suffocated while in Rochester police custody
Dozens of demonstrators were gathered in the crossroads of the world chanting “No justice, no peace,” shortly after 8 p.m. when the car approached and honked repeatedly at the group, video posted to Twitter shows.
At least two protesters with bicycles stood in front of the vehicle, which appeared to be a Ford Taurus, attempting to prevent it from passing as the crowd crossed the street.
The driver of the car stopped for a brief moment initially — but then suddenly hit the gas and sped away, ramming through the screaming protesters.
It’s unclear if anybody was injured. Police did not immediately have information on the incident, but shot down rumors that the vehicle was a police car in a statement on Twitter.
“There is an ongoing investigation into an incident in Times Square involving a black Taurus sedan. This auto is NOT an NYPD vehicle,” they wrote.
After the confrontation, protesters regrouped and continued to march through the streets of Manhattan.
Watch Car Plows Through Black Lives Matter Protesters