By ADAM SCHRADER
Published in the New York Post on June 3, 2020
A man was arrested Wednesday night after ramming his Mini Cooper through a crowd of protesters peacefully demonstrating in California after the death of George Floyd, video shows.
Dozens of people are heard screaming “Oh my God” as the car, which had Arizona plates, speeds through the Newport Beach Pier protest, video taken by KTTV shows.
“The suspect apparently told his friend he was being attacked by Antifa … that’s why he sped up,” anchor Elex Michaelson tweeted.
But witnesses the outlet spoke with could not verify the man’s claim.
The driver reportedly hit at least three protesters, though nobody was seriously injured, KCAL reported.
Newport Beach Police arrested the man on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Mayor Will O’Neill confirmed.