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Moment Breonna Taylor protester is hit by truck and is then run over as medic tries to help in night of violence in LA

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THIS is the shocking moment a pick-up truck hit a woman after plowing through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in Los Angeles.

Video shows the woman carrying a placard being thrown backwards before a vehicle then appears to driver over her as it speeds away from the scene.

The horrific scenes unfolded as hundreds of demonstrators protested the Breonna Taylor grand jury verdict in a march on the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Cops confirmed a helicopter followed the truck and patrol cars managed to intercept and pull over the driver.

He was taken into police custody, and cops said investigations are ongoing.

Shocking video of the incident on Thursday night shows a large number of protesters marching down Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

Suddenly, an engine can be heard over the chants of the march and the camera operator pans around to catch a truck driving through the crowd.

Screams can be heard as a woman is struck and carried a distance by the truck before she is slammed back down onto the tarmac.

The truck then speeds off, appearing to drive over the victim and almost hitting a medic in a hi-vis jacket who had rushed over to help.

Meanwhile, a second incident saw a white Toyota Prius forcing its way through a crowd before it was intercepted by a black pick-up truck which was part of the LA protest.

The truck cuts it off as demonstrators swarm the vehicle, with KLA-TV reporting they smashed its windows before the driver escaped.

The Prius was also later stopped by the LAPD and the driver was detained.

In a statement, the LAPD said: “Shortly after 9pm a blue pick-up truck traveling on Sunset maneuvered through the crowd and became involved in an altercation.

“As the driver attempted to get away from the situation, he struck a protester standing in the street.

“That individual was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.”

Cops also confirmed the incident involving the Prius, saying the driver also became “involved in an altercation” and “attempted to flee”.

They added there was “no injuries” associated with the second incident.

The LAPD added: “All drivers and victims involved in both altercations have been identified by Hollywood officers and the investigation is continuing.”

Nicholas Prange, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department, also added one person suffered “minor injuries” in the incident on Sunset Boulevard.

Protesters began their demonstration outside the Hall of Justice as they marched chanting “I can’t get no justice, you can’t get no sleep”

LAPD officer Mike Chance confirmed there were no arrests made during the protest, reports The Los Angeles Times.

The two incidents follows a number of similar scenes where protesters have been struck by vehicles amid waves of BLM demonstrations sweeping the US.

Footage captured the moment a pick-up truck also struck Breonna Taylor protests in New York on Wednesday.

The driver allegedly shouted at protesters “I don’t like y’all Black Lives Matter,” a witness told WKBW, and a local videographer said the vehicle had a “Blue Lives Matter” flag on it.

The same day, shocking video shared on social media captured the terrifying moment a driver allegedly plowed into protesters in Denver, Colorado.

Protesters are seen blocking the path of a vehicle which then revs up and rives through the crowd, knocking down at least one person.

Fury has exploded over the death of Taylor, a 26-year-old black EMT, who was shot dead by police in her own home in Louisville, Kentucky in March.

The frontline medic had no criminal record and worked for two local hospitals.

Her family say she was killed in the botched execution of a drug raid after a suspect had given her address and phone number as his own.

Taylor’s boyfriend Kenneth Walker fired one shot with his legally held weapon, thinking the cops were burglars, and Taylor was killed as officers returned fire.

Protests have flared up again after the cops were officially cleared over the death of Taylor after a grand jury decided not to prosecute.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said the officers had acted to “protect themselves” while executing the warrant.

However, Brett Hankison, the Louisville officer who fired 10 rounds into Breonna’s apartment, was fired more than three months after her death.

He was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment – but this was related to the stray shots fired into the apartments of Taylor’s neighbours on Wednesday.

Wanton endangerment is a class D felony that carries a maximum prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $10,000.

It is a lesser charge than both manslaughter and murder.

Hankison had been officer at the Louisville Metro Police Department since 2003.

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents Taylor’s family, slammed the indictment as “outrageous and offensive” following the announcement.

“If Brett Hankison’s behavior was wanton endangerment to people in neighboring apartments, then it should have been wanton endangerment in Breonna Taylor’s apartment too,” Crump said.

Officers Jonathan Mattingly and Myles Cosgrove were also at the scene.

They were placed on administrative leave but were not charged in relation to Breonna’s death.

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