Multiple pedestrians struck during BLM protest in Midtown: NYPD

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Multiple pedestrians were struck by a vehicle during a Black Lives Matter protest in Midtown Manhattan on Friday afternoon, police said.

The crash happened at the intersection of 39th Street and Third Avenue just after 4 p.m. where the protesters had gathered, cops said.

It was not clear if protesters were among those injured or had been targeted. The driver stayed at the scene.

At least two dozen cops flooded the intersection and surrounded an injured person being treated by EMS, according to video posted to social media.

At one point, police pulled a person with a sign away from the injured pedestrian and pushed them off — causing a stand-off between cops and a group.


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