Woodland Park, N.J.: Six people were wounded after a car drove into a group of protestors on Friday in Manhattan, as stated by the New York City Police Department.
The police department confirmed that inquiry is going on into the incident that happened around 4 p.m. at the intersection of the E. 39th Street and Third Avenue.
“Six people were taken by ambulance to regional hospitals,” said the New York Fire Department. The wounds didn’t appear to be serious said the fire and police officials.
One video shows the car stopped at the crossing before speeding up into the spot of the protest, where people had been standing on the road. Another video shows a person that seems to be the driver being interrogated by the police.
The protest was to bring attention and raise awareness to an ongoing hunger strike at the Bergen County Jail by ICE detainees. Protests have happened outside that jail every day for about half a month.
A video emerged of an argument between sheriff’s officers and protesters on River Street. The raw footage shows one man being detained. A crowd of six officers appear to push the man towards the parking lot, into the barrier knocking them down. The man does not seem to battle or resist as five officers overpower him.
The previous month nine prisoners at the jail had stopped eating food, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
As per information on the ICE website, a prisoner in ICE custody is considered to be in hunger strike status if they decline nine successive facility-provided meals. That also implements even if a person eats food bought from the commissary during that period.
The reasons for what caused the car to go into the crowd of protesters were unclear. The impact shattered the car’s windshield, videos and pictures showed.
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