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Footage showed a tanker driving into a crowd protesting against George Floyd’s death in Minnesota on Sunday.
No demonstrators appear to have been hit, according to Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
The Minnesota State Patrol said in a tweet that the action appeared deliberate, AP reports.
The patrol said the driver was injured and taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries.
It wasn’t clear how the driver was hurt.
Footage showed the semi trailer driving towards the protesters and sounding its horn, before stopping and being crowded by the protesters.
Other footage showed the tanker truck being crowded by protesters after it had stopped.
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In This Story: George Floyd
George Floyd was an African-American man who died on 25th May 2020 in Powderhorn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, following police arrest. Video recording by a witness, showing Floyd repeating “Please”, “I can’t breathe”, and “Don’t kill me”, was widely circulated on social media platforms and broadcast by media. The incident led to widespread protests across the United States.