Driver of Jeep Plows Through Crowd of Black Lives Matter Protesters in Aurora, Colorado
Video shows the moment a car drove through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters in the Denver suburb of Aurora.
Aurora police and paramedics responded Saturday evening before sunset on July 25, 2020 after the driver of a blue Jeep drove aggressively through the crowd on Interstate 225.
Someone in the crowd of protester fire several shots as the Jeep driver passed through the protesters.
“While the protestors were walking on I-225, a vehicle decided to drive through the crowd. A protestor decided to fire off a weapon, striking at least 1 other protestor. They were transported to the hospital in stable condition.”
— Aurora Police Department statement
The protests were related to a call for justice for Elijah McClain, who died after Aurora police officers put him in a chokehold about one year ago.
Later Saturday in darkness, rioters pushed down a fence and started a fire at the Aurora City Municipal Court at 14999 East Alameda Parkway. Rioters also shattered windows and threw fireworks at the courthouse.
Aurora Police Department in Colorado posted pictures of the courthouse damage on Twitter.
“While the majority of the protestors were peaceful, a group decided to hijack the message tonight & cause major damage to the courthouse & courtyard.
We are still seeking witnesses w/ info regarding the shooting on I-225.“
— Aurora Police Department (Twitter)
While the majority of the protestors were peaceful, a group decided to hijack the message tonight & cause major damage to the courthouse & courtyard.
— Aurora Police Dept. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@AuroraPD) July 26, 2020
Aurora protest turns violent as demonstrators smash windows, set fire inside courthouse (Denver7 – The Denver Channel).
In Aurora, Colo., a blue jeep drove into a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters on the interstate, sending people scrambling. One demonstrator fired a weapon in response, grazing one person. The protest called for justice for 23-year-old Elijah McClain, a black man who died last year in police custody.
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