Shocking video shows driver running over protesters after they bang on her car during Manhattan demonstration against ICE

A liberal demonstration against Immigration and Customs Enforcement turned violent when a driver ran through protesters, and shocking video captured the altercation.

Police said there were about 50-60 protesters in the area when the incident unfolded on Friday.

WNBC-TV reported that witnesses said the incident occurred at about 4 p.m. when a female driver was confronted by protesters.

They said that she accelerated her BMW through the crowd, sending many of them flying.

6 pedestrians taken to the hospital, but they reportedly had injuries that were not life threatening.

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Police sources told WNBC that the woman panicked when protesters surrounded her car and began banging and tapping on it, and that she was just trying to get away from them.

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One protester spoke to WNBC and said that she saw two white women in the car.

“Came through, sped through, 3rd and 39th street, hitting to my knowledge at least six of our non-violent protesters,” said Sofia Vickerman.

“I hear people screaming in the front, I look behind me, the woman is plowing through, I run out of the way, I see bodies flying,” she added. “I look up, the car is speeding, people are trying to run.”

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The woman and her female passenger were detained by police at the scene and questioned, but no arrests had been made early Friday evening.

One arrest was made however – police arrested a protester for obstructing a police investigation.

Here’s a local news report about the incident:

5 thoughts on “Shocking video shows driver running over protesters after they bang on her car during Manhattan demonstration against ICE

  1. Good, trash a car or walking in the street will get ya ran over. She was scared when they started beating on her car. Good for her.

    1. protesters have a right to have a peaceful protest but beating or banging on someone personal property changes from peaceful to violent. people have a right to defend themselves which is what this woman was doing. did they have a permit to protest? leave the driver alone

  2. That would be my response. For all the men in trucks who have been hauled out of their cabs and beaten, what gives anyone the idea they wouldn’t do that to a woman/women.
    I’d drive through them, too. If they throw themselves under the vehicle, then I’ll drive over them.
    They are attacking me, I have a big weapon to defend myself.

  3. Maybe the protesters should learn to stay out of the streets and do not block the street and do not bang on the car. I have no sympathy for the illegal protestors. She was scared. Look at her eyes.

  4. Ppl have been dragged from their vehicles & BEATEN! They have received life threatening injuries, had their vehicles damaged & destroyed (& yes, their life & property ARE more important than these protesters!).

    If you protest in the streets.. IF you threaten, or actually injure ppl, you are getting what you deserve when they “Fight Back in Self Defense”!

    So, to those who cry for these criminal protesters, & those that were injuries, I say.. “You got what you deserve”!

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