George Floyd: New York Police investigating video of patrol vehicle ploughing into protest crowds

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Protesters march down the street as thrash burns in the background during a solidarity rally for George Floyd. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E) (AP/AAP)

New York police are investigating a video that appears to show a patrol vehicle plowing through a crowd during Saturday’s protest.

The 27-second video, which was posted to Twitter, shows an NYPD truck in front of a crowd throwing objects at the vehicle. There is a barricade in front of the truck.

The truck then appears to drive into the barricade, knocking over protesters. Screaming and yelling are then heard while a person is seen jumping on top of the truck. It’s unclear if there were any injuries.

A New York Police Department patrol car has run into protesters in Brooklyn after being pelted with objects. (Nine)

This incident further fuel the flames of negative interactions between police and the people they’re sworn to protect.

A lot of the protests erupting in major cities across the US are the result of people’s anger boiling over after the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the incident is under investigation, but emphasised that the officers may have had no other choice.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.