Semi-truck drives through George Floyd protesters marching on Minneapolis interstate

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Monday, June 1, 2020
Semi-truck drives through crowd of George Floyd protesters
DRAMATIC VIDEO: Watch to see a semi-truck drive through a large crowd of George Floyd protesters marching on an interstate near downtown Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota -- Officials in Minnesota say no protesters appear to have been hit after a semitrailer drove into a crowd demonstrating on a freeway near downtown Minneapolis.

The Minnesota State Patrol says in a tweet that the action appeared deliberate.

The patrol says the driver was injured and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Governor Tim Walz said he has since been released and is in police custody.

It wasn't clear how the driver was hurt. TV footage showed protesters swarming the truck, and then law enforcement quickly moving in.

Other TV footage showed the tanker truck moving rapidly onto the bridge and protesters appearing to part ahead of it.

The protesters were demonstrating against the death of George Floyd