BLM protesters call on attorney general to open investigation after car plows into them in Times Square

Black Lives Matter protesters say they are calling for justice after a car with supporters of President Donald Trump plowed into their peaceful rally in Times Square last week.

News 12 Staff

Sep 5, 2020, 9:32 PM

Updated 1,358 days ago

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Black Lives Matter protesters say they are calling for justice after a car with supporters of President Donald Trump plowed into their peaceful rally in Times Square last week. 
Rev. Kevin McCall demanded Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and Attorney General Letitia James open investigations on the case.
McCall says, "It doesn’t matter if you’re 'pro-cop,' a Trump supporter, Black Lives Matter supporter— it’s a crime, anyone that commits a crime, should get arrested."
Leaders of the Street Riders NYC protest group say the car was used as a weapon, so the driver should be charged with felony assault. They say if it is not addressed, they believe it will "set a bad precedent in this country."
Some say the BLM protesters were hitting and pushing the car when it was stopped at a red light before the incident.
Activists say even if that did happen, it doesn’t matter and that there is no excuse for reckless endangerment.
They also say that five people suffered injuries, from fractures to cuts. Two of them came forward and spoke to police on Saturday.
Activists say the other three victims who didn’t come forward yet will be speaking to police in the coming days.
The NYPD told News 12 they are looking for a black Ford Taurus, and that they encourage anyone who was injured to come forward and file a report.


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