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Minivan hits protesters at Indianapolis protest

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INDIANAPOLIS — Protesters were hit by a minivan that drove into a George Floyd protest on Indianapolis’s Monument Circle on Monday.

The Indianapolis Star reported that the crash was caught on video by a bystander.

From the Indianapolis Star:

“There was a vehicle on the roadway while protesters took over the street,” said officer Genae Cook, a spokeswoman for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. “There was damage done to the vehicle and the vehicle attempted to leave the area.”

Cook said the driver was located and was cooperating with police. She said several other people were detained for questioning. 

“This is an ongoing investigation to determine what exactly occurred,” Cook said. 

Cook said she did not believe there were any serious injuries. 

Shakeela Dozier, 21, of Indianapolis, was among protesters on the circle and said she witnessed the incident. She said it occurred as a group of about 50 protesters were ending a short demonstration downtown and starting to disperse.

Witnesses said the situation began when a city truck arrived to move barricades on the circle and was blocked by some of the protesters.

Dozier said as the truck was backing up, a minivan driven by a woman came from behind the truck and struck at least one demonstrator who was still in the street. Video of the incident shows what appears to be at least three people bouncing off the hood of the van before it drove away. 

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