Car Drives Through Times Square Black Lives Matter Protest

Video shared on social media shows a car driving through a crowd of protesters in Times Square on Thursday. New York City Police are investigating the incident at a demonstration over the death of Daniel Prude. No arrests or serious injuries were reported. Photo: Datainput

A car drove through a Black Lives Matter protest in Times Square Thursday night, New York Police Department officials said.

No injuries were reported to officers on the scene, the officials said, but police were still investigating statements on social media indicating that some minor injuries may have occurred.

Dozens of protesters had gathered at around 8:10 p.m. near the intersection of West 46th Street and Broadway over the death of Daniel Prude, a Black man who died of asphyxiation in March in after he was taken into custody by police in Rochester, N.Y.

The driver of a black Ford Taurus initially came to a stop for the protest but, after being surrounded by the crowd, accelerated through the demonstration and drove away, the officials said.

The officials said no one has been arrested. Police were investigating whether the car was affiliated with a nearby counterprotest, the officials said.

In July, an SUV drove through a protest in midtown. No one was seriously injured in that incident.

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