The demonstrators had peacefully gathered near a cemetery in Hollywood, where they listened to speakers before starting the march. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, there are approximately 300 people in the crowd.
But when the group reached Sunset Boulevard, a blue pickup truck “maneuvered through the crowd and got involved in a brawl,” the LAPD said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“While the driver was trying to get out of the situation, he hit a protester standing on the street,” the statement added.
Protesters gathered in US cities after a grand jury refused to charge three officers for killing Breona Taylor more than six months after she was shot to death while police carried out an order. Only one of the three police officers charged has been charged. for an impartial first-degree threat to the risk imposed on Taylor̵
A video of the incident on Sunset Boulevard, posted on social media, shows the vehicle moving away from the scene as people gather around the injured protester to help. A CNN crew was on the scene and saw the fire truck and the Los Angeles fire truck arrive shortly after the incident.
The victim was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said.
It was unclear whether the vehicle initially entered the crowd or protesters gathered around it as the driver tried to drive along Sunset Boulevard.
Police say that shortly after the incident, “a white Prius tried to circumvent the same protest and also got involved in clashes” with people in the crowd.
In an aerial video taken by the CNN branch of KCAL / KCBS, the car stopped for a moment and protesters began hitting it before fleeing down the street. He was followed by a black pickup truck, which according to the LAPD led the protests and which “hooked up a white Prius”, forcing him to come. to stop.
The driver of the Prius tried to flee the area and turned into a green Mustang behind him. The vehicle was also involved in the protest, police said. The drivers of the black pickup truck and the Mustang tried to pull the driver of the Prius out of the car, but the driver managed to get out, the police statement said. Officers detained the driver at several intersections without any injuries.
All victims and drivers have been identified and an investigation into the two incidents is under way, according to police. Police have not revealed their identities to the public.