Protesters and drivers clashed in two separate incidents in Hollywood Thursday night, as demonstrations continued nationwide in the wake of the grand jury decision to not bring murder charges against officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.
In one shocking incident, a pickup truck driver was seen plowing into a female Black Lives Matter protester and then driving over her.
Meanwhile a separate encounter saw another car driving through a crowd of protesters and being chased down and attacked by people in another vehicle.
The chaos unfolded after nightfall Thursday in Hollywood, where demonstrators were trying to march to an LAPD substation.
A truck struck a woman on Thursday night during BLM protests in Hollywood
A protestor who was run over by a car is attended to as paramedics arrive on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood Thursday. A car broke through the protest group and sped off
Paramedics assist a protester who was run over by a car on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood
The woman was transported to a hospital and her condition was unclear late on Thursday
Police followed the driver and took him into custody without incident, as seen above
Footage from the ground as well as a KTLA-TV news chopper shows a black pickup truck plowing into a crowd of demonstrators, striking a woman and throwing her to the pavement.
The violent attack occurred as a large crowd of demonstrators were marching down Sunset Boulevard around 9 p.m. chanting ‘no justice, no peace’ and holding signs.
The pickup truck appears to come out of nowhere, plowing directly into the crowd, striking the woman who was holding a sign.
The woman is thrown backward onto the road as screams ring out.
As the protesters begin to swarm around the truck, trying to open the driver’s side door, the truck accelerates and speeds off.
The car appears to drive over the injured protester and narrowly misses a street medic who rushed to attend to her.
Protesters are heard shouting ‘oh my god’ and calling for medical assistance.
An LAPD helicopter that was tracking the protest was able to follow the truck as it sped off, directing ground units which pulled over the driver.
The truck driver was seen being taken into police custody, but his name has not been released and charging information was not immediately available.
Fox News reported that the unidentified male driver was later released by cops.
A second incident at the Hollywood protest was also caught on camera by the KTLA news chopper, in which a white Prius drove through a crowd of protesters and sped off chased by protesters in a pickup truck
The drive drove the Prius through the crowd, weaving around protesters to cross the intersection, while other cars stopped
A truck that was escorting the protesters then chased down the Prius and cut it off. Protesters got out the pickup and stormed the car, reaching through the drivers’ window
The Prius is seen driving through protesters as they marched along the road at Cahuenga and Hollywood boulevard
A second incident at the Hollywood protest was also caught on camera by the KTLA news chopper, in which a white Prius drove through a crowd of protesters and sped off chased by protesters in a pickup truck.
The incident took place in Hollywood around 9:30 p.m. when several hundred protesters blocked off the road at Cahuenga and Hollywood boulevard as they marched through the area.
The drive drove the Prius through the crowd, weaving around protesters to cross the intersection, while other cars stopped.
A truck that was escorting the protesters then chased down the Prius and cut it off.
Protesters got out the pickup and stormed the car, reaching through the drivers’ window.
Protesters march along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood Thursday night
Thousands have taken to the streets of America since Wednesday to voice outrage over the verdict of Kentucky authorities about charges relating to Taylor’s death
A green Mustang then pulled up behind the Prius and the occupants also got out and began striking the Prius.
The driver in the Prius managed to escape, reversing out the way of the protesters and then driving off again, running a red light.
The Prius was later pulled over by police on Santa Monica Boulevard and the driver was detained.
There did not appear to be any injuries from the incident.
Thousands have taken to the streets of America since Wednesday to voice outrage over the verdict of Kentucky authorities about charges relating to Taylor’s death.
Taylor, 26, (pictured) was killed on March 13 when Sgt Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison burst down the door to her home in Louisville, Kentucky, while executing a botched late-night raid and shot her six times
Fired Louisville detective Brett Hankison (left) was charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in connection to the police raid that killed Taylor (right) on March 13
Officers Myles Cosgrove (left) and John Mattingly (right) who were present during the police raid on March 13, were not charged on Wednesday
Taylor, 26, was killed on March 13 when Sgt Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove and Brett Hankison burst down the door to her home in Louisville, Kentucky, while executing a botched late-night raid and shot her six times.
More than six months on from her killing, a grand jury returned a decision Wednesday on possible charges against the three cops, choosing to indict just one of the officers – Brett Hankison – on the lesser charges of wanton endangerment.
The first-degree charge, a Class D felony which carries a penalty of up to five years in prison, relates to Hankison shooting into the neighboring apartments during the incident.
No charges were brought against him in relation to the death of Taylor and the other two officers that fired a total of 22 shots into the black EMT’s home were not charged at all.
The move stoked renewed outrage over Taylor’s death and the handling of the case with Ben Crump, the attorney for Taylor’s family, saying the charge of wanton endangerment ‘doesn’t make sense’.
Crump blasted that the indictment was in connection to bullets shot into a white neighbor’s apartment and ‘not for the bullets going in Breonna Taylor’s body’.
‘Nothing seems to say Breonna mattered,’ he told NBC.