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Driver Plows Into Crowd At Seattle George Floyd Protest, Then Shoots One Protester

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A man drove into a Seattle crowd protesting the murder of George Floyd before shooting one of the demonstrators on Sunday, according to police.

Video shared on Twitter by a bystander at the incident showed a man emerging from a vehicle that appeared to have struck a barricade at an intersection.

The driver appeared to be carrying a gun in one hand as he ran into the crowd. The sound of what appeared to be gunshots could be heard on the video of the incident from the scene.

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The suspect was detained and the 27-year-old man who was shot in the arm was taken to hospital by firefighters, police said in a tweet.

The Seattle protests were among nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of Floyd, the African American man who was murdered on May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer. Although protesters clashed with police in Seattle, most demonstrations elsewhere in the country over the weekend — including a gathering of thousands at the nation’s capital — were peaceful.