A person behind the wheel of a BMW drove by way of a Greenwich Village protest on Wednesday night time, injuring one among demonstrators and an NYPD officer, police and sources mentioned.
The chaos unfolded exterior the NYPD’s sixth Precinct, the place about 25 folks gathered to demand the firing of a sergeant who works within the command, sources mentioned.
At about 10:30 p.m., the BMW driver pulled up and honked on the protesters, who have been blocking the street on West tenth Road close to Bleecker Road, sources mentioned.
The protesters swarmed the automobile — and police responded to the fracas — earlier than the driving force hit the gasoline and plowed into the group, sources mentioned.
A demonstrator and police officer have been hit and suffered minor accidents, police and sources mentioned.
Police gave chase and stopped the driving force a number of blocks away on Grove Road, the NYPD mentioned.
The motive force was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment, police mentioned.