The lady behind the wheel of the BMW sedan was detained for questioning by regulation enforcement.
A automobile plowed into a crowd of about 50 folks at a protest that spilled into the streets of Manhattan on Friday afternoon, injuring a number of folks, in line with New York City police and native information media stories.
The lady behind the wheel of the BMW sedan was detained for questioning by regulation enforcement, the New York City Police Department stated. The incident occurred simply after four p.m. on the nook of 39th Street and Third Avenue within the Murray Hill neighborhood adjoining to Midtown Manhattan, police stated.
None of the accidents seemed to be life threatening, and the motorist concerned remained on the scene, police stated. Few different official particulars have been instantly obtainable.
Local media stories stated six folks have been struck by the automobile, nevertheless it was unclear as to how many individuals have been taken to hospitals.
Some accounts on social media described a chaotic scene round a stopped automobile surrounded by protesters, earlier than the car lurched into the group, sending some folks and bicycles tumbling. Those stories couldn’t instantly be confirmed by Reuters.
Police and several other native media shops stated the protest was sponsored by the racial justice group Black Lives Matter.
A Reuters photographer on the scene and not less than one media outlet stated that demonstration was held in solidarity with 9 undocumented immigrants staging a starvation strike in a New Jersey lockup, in custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement company.