CPD releases video of car hitting protesters, urges those struck to come forward

Protesters hit by car outside City Hall, witness says

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - A car hit several people during a protest outside City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4 p.m., the driver drove into the area where about 100 people were protesting on 9th street, then sped off.

CPD said Wednesday afternoon it did not believe the incident was intentional. Wednesday night the department released the following video on Twitter:

City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, who was at the scene when the incident occurred said the car hit several people in the group. He added none were seriously injured.

“I was there. The driver and I looked at each other as he was speeding away. Everything about his behavior suggested intent to do harm," Sittenfeld tweeted Wednesday night in reply to CPD’s tweet.

“I spoke to the Chief about this earlier tonight, who told me they are doing an investigation."

Sittenfeld continued:

"If you “accidentally” almost run people over, don’t you stop your car, get out, apologize profusely, see if everyone is okay? Or do you reverse like a maniac and speed the hell away because you realize a bunch of civilians and cops saw your face and have your plates?

“Also, several thousand other cars drove by during the hours the protestors were out there. Not a single other car had an issue or tried to pull this shit. This was not confusion or an accident. He has questions to answer.”

Police are asking those strict to file a police report.

Car hitting protesters believed to be unintentional act, CPD says

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