Video: Car plows through Times Square protesters; NYPD searching for suspect

Video shows a black Ford Taurus rolling up to a line of bicycles that protesters were using to block the road

By Anthony G. Attrino
NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.

NEW YORK — Video clips posted on social media overnight showed a car plowing through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters Thursday night in the heart of New York City.

The NYPD tweeted they were looking for the car — a black Ford Taurus with a bull bar in front — and have asked that anyone with injuries come forward.

The New York Daily News reported the car approached 46th Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square in Manhattan, where a group of about 300 people had gathered about 8:15 p.m. to protest racial injustice over the death of Daniel Prude in Rochester.

Protesters lined up on bicycles in an attempt to block traffic and the Taurus rolled up to the line of bikes, according to the report and video from the scene.

The car stopped at first, then lurched forward through the crowd, the video showed. It was unclear Friday morning if anyone was hurt.

The NYPD has asked that anyone who suffered injuries in the incident to file a report with police.

©2020 NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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