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Two people hit by cars during Columbia protest

Protester hit by vehicle
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First responders attend to a person who was hit by a vehicle during protests over George Floyd's death Monday, June 1, 2020 at Providence Road and Broadway in Columbia.
Protesters in Columbia
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People protesting the death of George Floyd gather at Providence Road and Broadway in downtown Columbia on Monday, June 1, 2020.


UPDATE 11:10 P.M.: Protests continued late Monday night. Protesters moved to the police station before walking towards the courthouse.

Watch an update from the scene in the player below:

ORIGINAL: At least two people were hit by vehicles during a protest near downtown Columbia.

Multiple witnesses said they saw a woman with a group of protesters get struck by a vehicle at the Broadway and Providence intersection after 8 p.m.

Around 8:45 p.m., a second person was struck by a vehicle heading east on Broadway.

Watch a playback of the protests in the player below.
Warning: The video contains graphic material.

Protesters had moved to the intersection after beginning earlier outside Columbia City Hall. They held signs and chanted for justice for George Floyd, a black man who died last week in Minneapolis police custody, and called for an end to police brutality.

The protest moved to the Columbia Police Department around 9:15 p.m.

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Katie Greathouse

Katie Greathouse is the assistant news director for ABC 17 News.


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