Nika Knight: ‘Hate Crime’ Video Shows Truck Plowing Into Indigenous Rights Rally

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People taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Reno, Nevada, for Indigenous Peoples Day and against the Dakota Access Pipeline were plowed down by an 18-year-old male driver in a pickup truck Monday.

Video footage obtained by the Associated Press and released Tuesday shows the truck speeding directly into the crowd. A 59-year-old woman has been hospitalized and is in serious condition, the Reno Gazette-Journal reports, and three other protesters were hurt.

Several other videos filmed by participants also emerged on social media Tuesday, and in them the driver can be seen arguing with demonstrators before revving his engine and speeding forward, hitting multiple people. Amidst screams, the truck slows briefly after knocking a woman to the ground but then drives directly over her. He then speeds up again, hits and drags one activist and sends another person to the ground before driving away.

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