At Least 1 Hit By Car During Hollywood Demonstration To Protest Death Of Breonna Taylor


HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — At least one protester was taken to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle during a demonstration in Hollywood Thursday night.

Video posted to social media shows the driver of a black SUV striking a protester who was holding a sign, knocking them to the ground. The driver then drove off and was initially detained by law enforcement before being allowed to leave.

At about 9:30 p.m. a white Prius appeared to be attempting to drive past the demonstration that was moving down Sunset Boulevard and was quickly surrounded by protesters marching down the street. The driver of that vehicle then drove through the intersection before being blocked in by two other vehicles while protesters hit the windows. The Prius then sped off.

Demonstrators continued to march down Sunset Boulevard toward the 101 Freeway before turning south on Gower Street.

The initial demonstration began at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., at about 7 p.m. where hundreds gathered to protest the grand jury decision in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor by police in Louisville, Kentucky.

This is the second night of demonstrations in Los Angeles following a grand jury decision to not charge any of the officers directly for Taylor’s death.

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