One woman was killed and three others were slightly injured in Minneapolis, Minnesota, when a man crashed his car into a group of anti-racial protesters.
The woman, identified as Dionna Kneidek, 31, a participant in yesterday’s protest in Minneapolis, was taken in critical condition to the local hospital where she died, and three other people sustained minor injuries when, as the first results of the investigation showed, the driver hit parked a vehicle throwing it into the crowd, police said.
It is suspected that the driver may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crime, just before midnight last night, and the gathered citizens took him out of the car after the incident, beat him and kept him until the police arrived, when he was taken to hospital.
The motives for this act are not known yet, and according to the statements of some witnesses, he was driving quite fast and accelerated further when he approached the gathered protesters who blocked the street, reports AP.
Crowds protested the death of Winston Smith Jr., an African-American man killed on June 3 by police who tried to arrest him.
Police say he was killed in an exchange of fire and that a gun and ammunition were found in his car, while his companion claimed he was unarmed.