The New York Police Department said it was trying to find a car that passed through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters blocking a street in Times Square on Thursday night.
A video posted to social media showed the car jerking through the crowd with its horn blasting as protesters shouted and pushed their way through.
A video posted to Twitter by a user named DataInput, showed a dark sedan crashing into a crowd of people standing in front of the vehicle with bikes.
Gwynne Hogan, a WNYC reporter, tweeted that the crowd looked “shaken” but “most people were able to jump out of the way.”
No one appeared to be seriously injured. The NYPD said on Twitter that the car was not a police vehicle.
Protesters gathered after the suspension of seven police officers involved in the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Prude, 41, who was black, died when he was removed from the respiratory support on March 30, seven days after police officers who ran into him running naked on the street put a hood over his face. head to keep it from spitting, then held it down for about two. minutes until he stops breathing.
Prude’s death was described by a forensic pathologist as a “homicide caused by ‘complications of asphyxiation as part of physical restraint,” and came into the spotlight nationwide this week as her family called again to justice.
Despite the incident with the car, the protesters continued their march on Thursday evening.
Associated Press contributed to this report