Police confirmed that there was a hit-and-run accident outside the Mission Inn’s annual Festival of Lights in Riverside, California. Witnesses said 3-4 people were hit by what appeared to be a BMW, but none were seriously injured. No one was taken to a hospital, it was reported.
Witnesses said the people who were struck were taking part in a protest against police brutality.
Social media exploded with reports from the scene mentioning “chaos.”
Jose Negrete tweeted, “Just saw some protesters get run over in Mission Inn avenue Downtown Riverside is crazy right now.”
Protesters said they were doing nothing but being peaceful when the car came rushing through.