Car Violently Plows Through Peaceful Protesters In St. Louis After A Vigil For A Transgender Black Woman Fatally Shot By Police

Car plowing through protest

Car Violently Plows Through Peaceful Protesters In St. Louis After A Vigil For A Transgender Black Woman Fatally Shot By Police

The driver was taken into police custody.

Published August 24, 2017

Already-tense times in St. Louis got even more heated last night, when a car plowed through a crowd of protesters following a vigil for 'Kiwi' Herring, a transgender woman who was shot dead by police earlier this week.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, protesters were marching in the street when a driver plowed through the crowd, striking three protesters, who wound up on the hood of the vehicle and suffered minor injuries. The driver, whose name wasn't reported, was taken into police custody about a block from the incident's intersection. The incident effectively ended the march.

A witness to the incident, Keith Rose, told the newspaper that the driver raised his middle finger before accelerating through the crowd. But police told the Post-Dispatch that the driver had stopped and even honked in an attempt to navigate around the crowd, before hitting them.

The incident was captured and tweeted out via this video and group of images.

The vigil and peaceful protest was in honor of Herring, who police say attempted to use a knife to attack officers and wounded one Tuesday, before being fatally shot.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: MissJupiter1957 via Twitter)

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