Woman drives vehicle into protesters at George Floyd rally in Denver

Joshua Bote, USA TODAY

A video circulating on social media appears to show a driver intentionally running over protesters at a rally for George Floyd in Denver.

In the video, a woman at the wheel of a black SUV drives through a crowd of protesters on the street. As one man hops on the hood, the car accelerates — and he falls off. The car then appears to turn to hit the lone man, who gets knocked down. The woman drives away, with protesters chasing the car on foot.

The incident, according to video footage recorded by Anabel Escobar, took place in the city’s Golden Triangle district.

Escobar told USA TODAY that the woman tried to cut traffic by entering a street that was closed. 

“When she started moving,” Escobar said, “protesters moved towards her car to not let her pass.”

Escobar explained that the man who hopped onto the hood did so in order to not get run over and hopped off as soon as he was able. It remains unclear whether the man was injured.

A representative from the Denver Police Department told USA TODAY that they are aware of the incident and are looking for the driver and victim.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: George Floyd protests: Car driven into protesters at Denver rally