“As the lead vehicle began to pull away, one of the protesters climbed up the hood of the patrol vehicle.”
You may have seen reports of a cop running over an anti-Trump protester outside of McClellan Airport in Sacramento.
But if you look at the video it’s pretty obvious that the protester jumped on the car’s hood and then bore the consequences of doing so.
The protesters immediately shouted that the cop drove over the protester.
Look at this quote:
“We’ve had all kind of Trump supporters coming through, running us over, hitting us with their cars,” a protester and witness who declined to give her full name, said. “… the police, trying to turn over into our protest, we surround the cars, we get near the cars asking them to leave. They won’t leave, and next thing you know, they’re starting to drive through the crowd.”
Maybe don’t jump on the hoods of cars?
From The Sacramento Bee:
The incident involving the CHP cruiser also remained under investigation, [CHP Spokesman Officer A.J.] McTaggart said. Two CHP officers were conducting traffic control near the intersection of northbound Watt Ave and Airbase Drive and tried to leave the area, according to the CHP.
“As the lead vehicle began to pull away, one of the protesters climbed up the hood of the patrol vehicle,” McTaggart said in an emailed statement. “Fearing for his safety, the officer began to accelerate away and the protester fell off the vehicle.”
— SV News ? (@SVNewsAlerts) September 14, 2020
However, a second car “swiped at least two demonstrators.” Paramedics took one of them to the hospital. The crowd helped the other person.
California Highway Patrol began an investigation. The officers have contacted everyone involved but made no arrests yet.
NOW: Outside President Trump’s Sacramento arrival we saw vehicle swipe at least two demonstrators. Vehicle’s window was broken.
One demonstrator being taken away in ambulance. The other was treated by fellow demonstrators and appears to be standing now.
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— Vicki Gonzalez (@VickiGonzaleztv) September 14, 2020
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