Hard left zealots continue to take to the streets of America — literally — to protest their latest grievances, often blocking traffic and preventing motorists from reaching their destinations.
Frustrated drivers are growing tired of their antics, but if they refuse to stop, it is the drivers being arrested, not the radicals shutting down roadways.
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) August 24, 2017
With the country still coming to grips with the death of the woman killed in Charlottesville when a man drove his car into a crowd, protesters in St. Louis held a vigil Wednesday “to honor” Kenneth “Kiwi” Herring, a transgender person killed by police after he allegedly “slashed” an officer with a large kitchen knife, the Riverfront Times reported.
Herring reportedly stabbed a neighbor beforehand, who is in serious condition, according to The Times.
The vigil spilled into the streets – it’s not clear why law enforcement allowed this — and at one point, an impatient driver whose car was surrounded refused to stop, allegedly hitting three of the protesters.
Many in the media where quick to note that the driver was a white male — that he was driving a Mercedes Benz only added fuel to the fire.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo-journalist David Carson captured the moment the car drove through the protesters:
Pix from car that drove through protesters, car stopped was surrounded, then drove through, one person ended up on hood, only minor injuries pic.twitter.com/EYNxSJARoF
— David Carson (@PDPJ) August 24, 2017
“Car just drove through protesters on Manchester, few injuries not major, only scrapes. Driver fled police chased not pulling over,” he tweeted.
A grainy video captured the entire incident, as seen below at the 27-minute mark:
— نسيم بنشءبان Nassim Benchaabane (@NassimBnchabane) August 24, 2017
In the video, police on the scene can be seen pursuing the car as it drove away — why these same officers made no effort to clear the protesters from the street is a mystery.
Police spokeswoman Schron Jackson said in an email statement the driver was taken into custody and charged with felony fleeing.
In detailing what happened, Jackson said the injuries occurred when protesters who had jumped on the car fell from it.
More from the police spokeswoman:
The protesters surrounded the vehicle and began striking it with their hands and a flag pole. Several protesters also kicked and jumped on top of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle (white male) proceeded to drive away when three protesters ( 2 white females and 1 white male) fell from the vehicle. The three protesters reported minor injuries, but refused medical attention on the scene.
The video below captured a second incident of a car driving through the protesters — as the vehicle slowly makes its way through the crowd, people are heard beating on it while screaming at the driver.
Carson retweeted the video below, noting that no one was seriously injured and that the driver was taken into custody.
— Z9 Network (@Z9Network) August 24, 2017
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