Buffalo, NY. – At least two people were injured when a car plowed through a group of law enforcement officers during a George Floyd demonstration in Buffalo on Monday night.
Video posted by a bystander Shows a line of police officers, an armored personnel carrier supporting him, a man interviewed on TV camera rushes to confront them, around 5:30 p.m. Other officers charged at the protesters, who were scattered.
Moments later, with the camera turned off and the sound of firearms heard, the officers ran as an SEOV barrel through a cluster of officers, who ran. At least one car was seen going under the wheels.
The SUV drove around an armored vehicle and stopped as soon as more gunfire was heard.
Officers were taken to Erie County Medical Center. Authorities said their condition was stable.
Erie County Executive Mark Polonkarz tweeted just before 11:11 p.m. The driver and passengers of the vehicle are believed to be in custody.
Buffalo Police spokesman Michael Diggers said the two men were involved in a gunfight during Monday’s protest. It was not immediately known whether the shots came from police or others, he said. They are being treated at the same hospital.
After a police helicopter flew overhead, armored vehicle officers later fired tear gas to disperse the crowd in the few blocks that hit police. Several shops in the area were demolished and people were seen entering and leaving with goods.
“I’m scared,” a woman in the stupa in front of him told someone on the phone.