The grand jury decision to not indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Mike Brown has sparked nationwide protests.
In many cities, protestors have taken to blocking major roads and highways to get their message across.
Unfortunately, a solidarity rally in Minnesota turned violent after a vehicle ran over the legs of a demonstrator.
via the Star Tribune:
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.
In video captured by Star Tribune videographer Mark Vancleave, what appears to be a dark-colored Subaru Outback is seen driving with a few people clinging to its hood as it pushes and then apparently runs over a victim’s leg. Protesters rush the vehicle with some people hitting its windows and windshield before it takes off.
The driver of the vehicle did eventually stop near E 31st Street and 42nd Avenue S., according to authorities. Police are currently speaking with the driver.
The driver, who is male, is cooperating with police, Elder said.
The crowd at the rally and march swelled to over 1,000 demonstrators.
Watch the shocking clip below. If you’re out there protesting — please be careful!
WARNING: It’s a little graphic.