Buffalo Protester Hit By Vehicle in Niagara Square
A protester was struck by a vehicle on Wednesday night in Niagara Square in Buffalo.
The incident happened around 8:45 pm on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, in Niagara Square during protests over the grand jury decision in the death of Breonna Taylor. A protester in Buffalo was hit by a pick up truck, according to Buffalo Police Department Captain Jeff Rinaldo. The victim was taken to Erie County Medical Center, according to WIVB. Fortunately, the person did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
The victim was on a bike, according to WGRZ. In a video posted on WKBW, the incident unfolded very quickly. The pick up hits the bicyclist pretty hard. You can see people running to help the victim and chasing after the vehicle.
GRAPHIC: This is video of the incident, viewer discretion advised.
People in Buffalo and around the country are protesting the grand jury decision in the death of Breonna Taylor at the hands of Louisville, Kentucky police. She was shot and killed in her own home on March 13, 2020, while police were serving a "no-knock" warrant. Her family and many people seeking justice for her death are unsatisfied with the charges against one officer, which aren't even related to her killing.