Car drives through protesters, Times Square, New York City, Thursday, September 3, 2020 pic.twitter.com/yMadwNYJSI
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No one was seriously injured, and police are searching for the driver.
Cell phone video shows a black car with tinted windows drive through a crowd of protesters in Times Square.
They chase after the car in the rain, but the driver speeds off.
“A black car came through the crowd and hit the person in front of me and then me and then I believe the person behind me, and we all had bikes so they just came charging through. It was pretty terrifying,” one protestor told local news.
The car, caught on EarthCam, can be seen whipping around the corner right after, escaping the crowd.
The NYPD says there had been a standoff earlier between a Black Lives Matter march and a pro-Trump rally. As it became heated, police say one officer told a pro-Trump demonstrator to leave in his car, taking a specific route. Police say the demonstrator instead drove through the Black Lives Matter march.