Video captured on Sunday night appears to show Detroit police officers attempting to drive through a crowd of protesters who surrounded and climbed on top the vehicle, after the back window was shattered, according to police spokesperson Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood.
A report form the Detroit Free Press said the incident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night following a protest at Patton Park.
“As protesters were trying to return to the park, police allegedly set up a roadblock — and that’s when things turned violent,” The Blaze noted. “The video shows the police car accelerating through the crowd as protesters began pounding on the vehicle and some hoisted themselves up on the hood. The car started and stopped aggressively in apparent attempt to fling the individuals off the vehicle and clear the path.”
The footage shows protesters both in front of the police vehicle or on top the hood as the officers drive forward, seemingly attempting to shake