Car Drives Through Indiana Protest Against Alleged Attempted Lynching
A car struck demonstrators on Tuesday as it drove through a Bloomington, Indiana, protest against an alleged attempted lynching, according to The Hill.
- The driver of the red Toyota that accelerated despite being surrounded by protesters has yet to be identified. A man and a woman were in close proximity to the car and sustained injuries from the incident.
- The Hill reported that "The woman was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital with a head laceration, while the man received scrapes to his arms, according to the outlet."
- Rodney Root, who took video of the incident, said in a comment to WTHR:
"The car just speeds right into her. She goes up on the hood and a guy is close by. You can see it in the video shortly, a guy tries to stop it and he's holding on. I'm not sure how long he stayed on the car but the car went full speed."
- The protests were in response to a video from the weekend posted by Vauhxx Booker, which shows him being pinned against a tree at Lake Monroe by several white men, one of whom he claims said “get a noose.” He claims that if it wasn't for the other white people who stepped in, he would’ve been killed, as the word “lynch” was reportedly openly used.