A man was hit by a cab in downtown Manhattan Thursday during the second night in a row of protests in the heart of New York City against a grand jury’s decision to not indict a police officer for choking Eric Garner to death on a Staten Island street.
At around 8pm ET, protesters near Broadway and Chambers Street in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan witnessed a taxi cab hit a protester.
The condition of the protester is unknown.
NYC: Manhattan bridge now being closed by NYPD – A car just ran over a protestor at W. Broadway and Chambers st EMS responding.— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) December 5, 2014
BREAKING: A car just ran over a protestor at W. Broadway and Chambers street. pic.twitter.com/LFUCv46yJu— Breaking News Feed (@pzf) December 5, 2014
Man just hit by cab on chambers and w broadway. License plate tlc 643 414— Andrew Dunn (@AndrewDunnLIS) December 5, 2014
I just watched a car runover a protester in TriBeCa. What the fuck is wrong with people?— Peter Velez (@pedrovalor) December 5, 2014
The march down Chambers St. shut down the entire road, much like the protests did Wednesday to some of New York City’s biggest avenues.
A similar incident took place last week during protests against the Darren Wilson and Michael Brown decision in Minneapolis. A car sped through the crowd then and ran over a female protester who, it turned out, suffered only minor injuries.
This story is developing.
Photo via Patrick Howell O’Neill