New York: A car on Friday drove into multiple protesters participating in Black Lives Matter march in New York city, AFP reported. The incident did leave people injured but caused no deaths. The vehicle hit ‘multiple’ people in Manhattan’s Murray Hill area at 4:08 pm (21:08 GMT), the foreign news agency quoted a spokesman of the New York Police Department as saying. Also Read - New York: Indian-Origin Man Kills Daughter, Mother-In-Law In Double Murder-Suicide
“An unknown number of people have been injured. They have been taken to various hospitals. It is not thought that any of the injuries are life-threatening,” he added. Also Read - Australia vs India Test 2020: Tim Paine, Pat Cummins Regret Making Hurtful Comments on Black Lives Matter Movement
The police could not confirm immediately if the matter was related to a traffic accident or was done intentionally. Also Read - Indian-American Rahul Dubey Features in TIME's 'Heroes of 2020' For Sheltering 70 George Floyd Protesters
The driver is in the custody.
As per reports, the people were protesting against the detention of immigrants by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. The protesters were marching in support of detainees on hunger strike, AFP said. Many media outlets had called it a Black Lives Matter demonstration. According to ABC News, there were between 40 and 50 protesters in the area at the time.
Giving account of their incident, a protester told NBC that the car which hit the protesters was driven by a woman. She was driving a navy BMW.