Should Driver Who Hit Occupy Wall Street Protesters In Oakland Be Arrested? (VIDEO)

Screen Shot: You Tube: Pedestrian Hit Near OWS in Oakland


I first saw this story on 7 Online Live in San Francisco…. they were asking their audience they same question I’m going to ask you.

This isn’t a question of whether of not you agree with Occupy Wall Street.  This is going to be a question about whether of not you agree with something that happend between a few individuals.

It happened Wednesday night in Oakland, California.  It happened near the Occupy Wall Street movement.  Protesters were crossing the street.  Cars were waiting for the street to clear.  According to the video you can watch below… (and the to witnesses on the scene) the protestors banged on the hood of the car you see in the video.  The driver of the car, who witnesses say became frustrated, then accelerates into the crowd of people hitting two people. (the video may be disturbing to some – it was apparently shot on a cell phone)

The twitter stream from KCBS reporter, Chris Filippi, who was on the scene looked like this:

10:39 PM: #Occupyoakland protester hit by car at 11th and Broadway.

10:55 PM: 2nd victim of crash, a woman, being treated for a leg injury. Witnesses say she was hit when driver backed up after initial collision.

11:08 PM: Police take drivers information and allow him to leave. Crowd irate. They were chanting for his arrest. #Occupyoakland

11:14 PM: Dozens of protesters still at 11th in Broadway. Appear shocked by whet happened.

11:32 PM: No way to know. Taken away on stretcher into an ambulance. (in response to:)  “@KristinHanes@chrisfilippiwhat’s the victim’s condition?”

11:34: Was blinking his eyes. Slight movement of right hand. “@ProducerMatthew@ChrisFilippi Did he look conscious?”

11:46 PM: Alive when he was driven off in ambulance.

So….  here is my question:




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