A girl has died after a automotive sped into a gaggle of protesters on a closed freeway in Seattle, officers say.
The automotive “drove by means of the closure and struck a number of pedestrians”, a Washington State Patrol tweet stated.
Summer season Taylor, 24, died hours later, whereas a second girl was significantly damage. A suspect has been arrested.
There was extended unrest in Seattle since African-American George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in Might.
Protests have been widespread throughout the US beneath the Black Lives Matter motion.
The incident with the car occurred on Saturday morning at a southbound part of Interstate-5 that had been shut forward of a ladies’s march.
A part of the protest had been live-streamed on social media beneath the headline “Black Femme March takes I-5”.
Footage posted on Twitter confirmed a white automotive rushing alongside the freeway at about 01:40 (08:40 GMT), earlier than swerving to keep away from two stationary autos positioned as a roadblock, then hitting the 2 people.
The suspect – 27-year-old Dawit Kelete of Seattle – has been charged with two counts of vehicular assault. Police haven’t stated whether or not it was a focused assault.
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