Video Shows NYPD SUV Driving Into Crowd at George Floyd Protest

RADIO.COM Staff
May 31, 2020 - 1:16 am

An NYPD SUV drove into a metal barricade and then into a group of protesters at a demonstration in Prospect Heights Saturday night, according to videos posted to social media.

Mayor Bill De Blasio addressed the incident at an 11:30 p.m. briefing, saying, "It's inappropriate  for protesters to surround a police vehicle and and threaten police officers."

Earlier on NY1 he said it was a "troubling" incident, also stopped short of blaming the NYPD.

"If those protesters had just gotten out of the way and not created an attempt to surround that vehicle, we would not be talking about this situation," de Blasio said.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents parts of Queens and the Bronx, tweeted that the driver of the vehicle should be “brought to justice.”

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