A DRIVER leaving a Seattle police precinct rammed through a crowd after being blocked in by activists protesting Walter Wallace’s death on Tuesday night.
Video shows the horrifying moment the driver accelerated, pushing through people demonstrating the death of Wallace, a 27-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Pennsylvania.A driver was caught on video plowing through a crowd of demonstratorsCredit: Twitch/lcsevi The incident came in Seattle amid protests following the death of Walter WallaceCredit: Twitch/lcsevi
Video shows a group of demonstrators in Washington state gathered outside, as they stand in front of a white sedan, blocking it.
The driver could apparently be heard arguing with the crowd, before getting in the vehicle, pulling the door closed, and pressing on the gas.
As the car moved forward, demonstrators screamed and yelled at the driver.The driver appeared to be arguing with demonstrators as they drove out of a parking garageCredit: Twitch/lcsevi The driver was then seen pulling the door of the vehicle closed before accelerating toward demonsntratorsCredit: Twitch/lcsevi Several protesters appeared to be knocked to the ground as the driver rammed throughCredit: Twitch/lcsevi The driver at one point turned the vehicle around and began to drive in the opposite directionCredit: Twitch/lcsevi
The driver continued to accelerate, plowing through protesters gathered around the car.
Several people were seen knocked to the ground after the incident.
A few demonstrators chased after the vehicle as it sped away.
"What the f**k!" someone yelled.
The vehicle then turned around, and briefly drove down the wrong lane of a street as the driver began to head in the opposite direction.Credit: Twitter Credit: Twitter
At least one demonstrator appeared to throw an object at the vehicle as it drove away.
Seattle Police said they received reports of a person at a protest being struck by a vehicle in front of the West Precinct.
Cops said they located the driver in the incident – and that he was not an employee with the SPD.
Police did not give any more information on the identity of the driver.
Cops said no injuries were reported in the incident.
The driver's vehicle was damaged, cops said.
Investigations into the incident are ongoing.Demonstrators in Philadelphia gather following the shooting of Walter WallaceCredit: Adam Gray/SWNS for The U.S. Sun Some demonstrations escalated. Fires are seen burning in PhiladelphiaCredit: Adam Gray/SWNS for The U.S. Sun Some demonstrators lit fires in Philadelphia in the early hours of WednesdayCredit: Adam Gray/SWNS for The U.S. Sun Crowds of demonstrators took to the streets across the US, including in Philadelphia (pictured), New York, Washington DC, and SeattleCredit: Adam Gray/SWNS for The U.S. Sun
The drive-through of the protesters came amid a night of Black Lives Matter demonstrations following the death of Wallace.
Video showed Wallace – whose family say had mental health issues – holding a knife, chasing after two cops.
He was shot by police when he refused to drop the weapon.Police clash with protesters amid demonstrations in PennsylvaniaCredit: Adam Gray/SWNS for The U.S. Sun A police officer is seen holding a barricade amid demonstrationsCredit: Adam Gray/SWNS for The U.S. Sun
His father said Wallace was shot 10 times – and questioned why police didn't use a taser.
Protests erupted immediately after the police shooting, with demonstrators calling for justice in the 27-year-old's death.
Cops have not yet released the identity of the officer who fatally shot Wallace.