A shocking video that is viral on social media right now shows a Detroit police officer driving through Black Lives Matter Protesters.
According to reports, the incident happened on the evening of June 28, 2020.
People that were at the scene said that the police vehicle hit around 10 to 12 protesters as it plowed forward into the large crowd in south Detroit.
Multiple injuries have been reported from the incident, however, the severity of the injuries was not confirmed.
In the video, you can see protesters clinging to the hood of the police car as the vehicle surges forward.
In the same clip, a protester could be seen falling to the ground and rolling over away from the path.
The horrible clip was shared by Ethan Ketner, an activist, on Facebook along with the caption of:
Detroit Police Department just ran straight through a bunch of our protesters. Myself and 10-12 others were struck by this reckless driver who somehow has a badge. Someone was trapped on the hood and eventually tossed as the officer swerved to throw him off. These officers drove into our protest after we walked past their vehicles. They did not need to drive past us for emergency purposes because they had other officers on the other side ready. This was a clear act of aggression. Multiple people injured because of this officers [sic] actions are headed to hospitals.
A protester that was stuck by the vehicle in the video said:
[The police officer] ran over a couple people’s arms, feet. He ran over her phone. I think I was the last person on the car. I was just holding onto the car. I could feel him speeding up and then he did one of these and he flinged me off the car.
Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood, the spokesperson of the Detroit Police, confirmed to the Detroit Free Press that the incident happened.
The DPD (Detroit Police Department) has announced that they will be carrying out an investigation regarding the incident.