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Car drove through crowd of protestors in Manhattan injuring multiple pedestrains

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A car plunged into the crowd of protestors in Manhattan on Friday leaving multiple pedestrians injured and hospitalized, police said.

A black BMW drove through the people at about 4:08 p.m. when the protestors were marching west on E. 39th St. in Murray Hill in solidarity with hunger-striking detainees of Immigration and Customs Enforcement held at the Bergen County jail in New Jersey.

The vehicle approached the crowd from behind, police said.

Most of the injured were taken to the hospital with no life-threatening injuries.

“People weren’t aware. They couldn’t even see it coming. How are you going to hit people who can’t even see you?” One of the injured protestors said. “One of the guys who was hit pushed me out of the way. I turned and watched as he went up into the air and flipped over. It was traumatizing.”

“People were panicked, crying, traumatized. I’m traumatized.”

 “I saw people get hit and I just panicked,” another protestor said. “I didn’t know if there were multiple cars. A million thoughts ran through my head.”

The driver and the passenger of the vehicle, both are women, were taken into custody and were being questioned on Friday. Police said, they do not believe the driver acted intentionally. Police source told WNBC the woman just panicked when the protestors surrounded her car and was trying to get away from them.

Author: Usa Really