The chaos unfolded after nightfall Thursday on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood as hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists swarmed the streets in Hollywood, Los Angeles as the protests against police brutality were galvanized by the lack of murder charges in the case of Breonna Taylor.
A video emerged online showing the truck flooring a protester, who stands right in front of the vehicle while brandishing a placard.
Footage from the ground as well as a KTLA-TV news chopper shows a black pickup truck plowing into the crowd, striking a woman and throwing her to the pavement.
Other footage shows an angry crowd banging on the door on the driver’s side, trying to pry it open. At that point the truck accelerates and breaks through, sparking a frantic chase.
In a separate incident, protesters chased down and smashed the windows of a car after the driver tried to get through a crowd.
Pursuers forced the car to stop and then descended on it, and attempted to open the door. More activists then arrive at the scene, using what appears to be skateboards and bicycles to damage the vehicle. Eventually, the driver speeds away.
On Twitter, Los Angeles police said that all the drivers and victims were identified, while the investigation is ongoing.