Driver arrested after hitting group protesting death of trans woman in St. Louis


A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday was arrested after three protesters who blocked movement were hit by a vehicle during a march for a transgender lady shot and killed by police a day earlier, said police and local press

The driver, who was not recognized by police, was arrested for crime escaping, a block away from where a man and two ladies endured minor wounds after they were hit by his vehicle, said Schron Jackson, a representative for the St. Louis Police Department, in an announcement.

The occurrence comes under two weeks after a driver in Charlottesville, Virginia pummeled into a horde of counter-dissenters who were showing against a rally held by white patriots. A 32-year-old lady was slaughtered in the episode.

The harmed individuals in St. Louis were partaking in a candlelight walk for Kenny “Kiwi” Herring, a dark transgender lady who was shot and executed by St. Louis police on Tuesday. Police said Herring assaulted officers with a blade and that one officer was injured, the St. Louis Post Dispatch detailed.

As they walked in the convergence of Manchester Avenue and Sarah Street, a driver of a care drew closer, ceased and blared his horn as he attempted to drive around the dissenters, police said.

“The protesters surrounded the vehicle and began striking it with their hands and a flag pole. Several protesters also kicked and jumped on top of the vehicle,” police said.

Three protesters were hit when the driver drove away. They refused medical attention on the scene, police said.

Police said officers attempted to stop driver of vehicle who initially refused to stop.


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