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    Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    A vehicle plowed through a group of demonstrators in Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon during a march and rally in the wake of a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer for fatally shooting a black teenager.

    A solidarity rally and march for Michael Brown, who was killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, was planned Tuesday near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct headquarters at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue S.

    A Star Tribune reporter who is at the rally says that witnesses say the vehicle started honking at protesters blocking the intersection before running down a woman around the start of the rally at 4:30 p.m.

    In video from KSTP’s Chopper 5, the involved vehicle goes around another stopped car and into the crowd as other vehicles go around the crowd. People appear to get on the hood of the car as it pushes its way through the crowd and it hits and appears to run over the legs of a demonstrator.
    Video footage of the incident in the link. Cant say I blame the driver for fleeing the mob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Video footage of the incident in the link. Cant say I blame the driver for fleeing the mob.
    I really hate how the article frames the story. When I first heard those words "plowed through a group", I assumed that someone came streaking in out of nowhere and ran over a bunch of people. Instead this car drives forward and hits someone, knocking her over. At that point everyone rushes the car and starts banging on it. It's doubtful that the driver even know of the woman underneath the car. I don't blame him for putting the pedal to the medal and fleeing the area. It's not like he had the option of getting out of the car.

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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I really hate how the article frames the story. When I first heard those words "plowed through a group", I assumed that someone came streaking in out of nowhere and ran over a bunch of people. Instead this car drives forward and hits someone, knocking her over. At that point everyone rushes the car and starts banging on it. It's doubtful that the driver even know of the woman underneath the car. I don't blame him for putting the pedal to the medal and fleeing the area. It's not like he had the option of getting out of the car.
    Exactly. The on-site reporter made it sound like it was intentional. Seems to me like he took a turn onto the street, and some protestors stopped him and tried to keep him there by sitting on the hood of his car. The rest is in the video and doesn't exactly jive with what the reporter claimed.

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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    It looked like a scene from a zombie movie.

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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Exactly. The on-site reporter made it sound like it was intentional. Seems to me like he took a turn onto the street, and some protestors stopped him and tried to keep him there by sitting on the hood of his car. The rest is in the video and doesn't exactly jive with what the reporter claimed.
    Another question that I didn't see answered in the article, is don't police usually block off areas where protests are happening to prevent such events from occurring?

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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I really hate how the article frames the story. When I first heard those words "plowed through a group", I assumed that someone came streaking in out of nowhere and ran over a bunch of people. Instead this car drives forward and hits someone, knocking her over. At that point everyone rushes the car and starts banging on it. It's doubtful that the driver even know of the woman underneath the car. I don't blame him for putting the pedal to the medal and fleeing the area. It's not like he had the option of getting out of the car.
    I don't think the video shows enough to determine how it started to be honest with you. There's no 'before bodies contacted the vehicle' to see so maybe they jumped on the hood - maybe he ran into them intentionally.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I don't think the video shows enough to determine how it started to be honest with you. There's no 'before bodies contacted the vehicle' to see so maybe they jumped on the hood - maybe he ran into them intentionally.
    I don't think he intended to run over anyone, I mean if that was the case, then why stop when he did and let the protesters rush the car and bang on the windows?

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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Maybe dude heard McDonalds was offering the McRib again
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    It appears the car was already beat up when the driver tried to get away (windshield appears broken and roof is dented. Pure speculation, but it looks like a bunch of protesters started jumping on the car, driver panicked, protester got ran over.

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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Like with Michael Brown these idiots put themselves in harms way, creating a life threatening situation for an innocent person, and then blame that person when things go badly.

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