Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
We see that the protesters have this intersection almost completely blocked. The car in question was coming from the top side of this intersection; note that traffic from here did have a narrow escape route to the road on the right. But instead of taking that escape route, the driver of this vehicle makes a highly suspect decision at 0:02 to change lanes to the *right*, where there was no escape route, instead of to the left, where there was. He or she then chooses to plow right through the protesters, who immediately swarm the car in apparent anger. He or she then drives further, hitting more pedestrians.
Say what you want about the protesters and their blocking a public intersection. But I've watched this video several times, and I cannot find any justification for this driver's actions. None. Thank God nobody got seriously hurt, though.