A automotive that was plowed by protesters in Bakersfield, California

  • A car plowed through a crowd of protesters in Bakersfield, California.
  • Protests took place following the death of George Floyd after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for eight minutes on Monday.
  • As the protests began in Minneapolis, they have spread to many cities, including Atlanta, Boston, Denver, and Washington DC.
  • Many of the protests have become violent, with looting, fires and arrests.
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A car plowed through a crowd of people protesting the death of George Floyd outside Bakersfield Police Headquarters in Bakersfield, California Friday night.

Videos posted online show a gray SUV speeding through protesters and then being chased down the street.

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Seconds later the car turns and drives back through the crowded street. Other demonstrators were heard telling people to stay out of the street.

“Hey guys, just get off the street. Just be safe,” said someone on the 23ABC News video.

It is unclear whether anyone was injured in the incident.

The protests began in Minneapolis on Tuesday after Floyd’s death on Monday. The demonstrations have since spread to other cities, including New York City, Atlanta, Denver, Oakland, and Washington DC.

Floyd died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes during an arrest. The video of the violent arrest quickly went viral and sparked protests.

“Please, please, please, I can’t breathe,” says Floyd in the video. “Do not kill me.”

On Friday afternoon, Derek Chauvin, the police officer who tied his knee to Floyd’s neck on a video, was arrested and charged with third degree murder.

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