Chaos erupted in Times Square Thursday as a car drove through a crowd of BLM Protesters.
According to The Guardian “the protesters had gathered after seven police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude were suspended. Prude, 41, who was Black, died when he was taken off life support 30 March, seven days after officers who encountered him running naked through the street put a hood over his head to stop him from spitting, then held him down for about two minutes until he stopped breathing.”
A video of the incident on Twitter went viral with over half a million views.
Car drives through Black Lives Matter protesters, Times Square, New York City, 8:10 PM, Thursday, September 3, 2020#BlackLivesMatter #BLM #TimesSquare #NewYorkCity #NewYork #NYC #ny pic.twitter.com/G3mwAy3vGx
— DataInput (@datainput) September 4, 2020
After some speculated that the vehicle could be a NY Police Department vehicle, the NYPD confirmed it was not.
The NYPD wrote “There is an ongoing investigation into an incident in Times Square involving a black Taurus sedan. This auto is NOT an NYPD vehicle.”
They added “There are currently no complainants. NYPD asks if there is anyone injured, please come forward.”
There are currently no complainants. NYPD asks if there is anyone injured, please come forward.
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) September 4, 2020