With the car-ramming death of a protester in Charlottesville, Va., fresh in the nation’s mind, another car drove through a crowd of protesters who had taken over an intersection in St. Louis on Wednesday night, causing minor injuries to three people.
The incident occurred as a crowd gathered to protest the death of Kiwi Herring, 30, a transgender woman who was fatally shot by the police on Tuesday after slashing an officer with a knife, according to law enforcement authorities. Activists said they believed the police had used excessive force.
After attending a candlelight vigil for Ms. Herring on Wednesday night, dozens of demonstrators marched through St. Louis’s streets, at one point stopping in an intersection in the Grove neighborhood.
Videos posted to social media indicate that a car slowly approached the intersection, then inched through the crowd before accelerating. Photos by a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer show one activist on top of the car.