Semi-truck drives through large crowd of protesters on Minneapolis bridge, driver arrested

Per ABC News, a semi-truck sped into a large crowd of protesters on a closed highway in Minneapolis. No one appeared to have been hit, officials say.

Authorities say the driver was taken to a hospital and placed under arrest.

The Guardian reports a fuel semi-truck drove into a George Floyd demonstration of thousands of people on a bridge in Minneapolis apparently without seriously injuring anyone.

A large crowd protesting the death of George Floyd and police brutality had blocked the Interstate 35 west bridge near downtown Minneapolis on Sunday evening when they spotted the fuel tanker coming around the curve at speed.

The mass of people parted in panic and fled to the sides of the bridge as the truck neared the crowd, coming very close to hitting several people.

As the vehicle ground to a halt, the crowd surged back toward the driver and dragged him from his cab and beat him. He was taken to hospital.

Officials said no protesters appeared injured, but the Minnesota State Patrol said in a tweet that the action appeared deliberate. The patrol said the driver was hurt and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A local television station in Minneapolis aired footage of the incident, with a shaken anchor narrating “Oh my gosh, the speed at which that truck approached, and even some of the brave people attempting to slow it down.”