Driver plows truck into immigration protesters

Video shows a truck driven by an alleged corrections officer attempting to drive through a crowd of protesters in Rhode Island advocating for the human rights of migrants.
1:42 | 08/15/19

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We turn to the dangerous scene at the I.C.E. Protest in Rhode Island overnight. A driver running into protesters, multiple injuries. Janai Norman is here with that. Good morning. Reporter: Demonstrators were protesting the treatment of migrants outside the detention center. Dozens were linking arms when a driver drove his truck right into them. This protest appearing to be peaceful, but quickly turning into a scary flash after a driver plowed his pickup truck into this crowd of demonstrators. In this shocking video outside the Wyatt detention center in Rhode Island, you can see the truck driven by an alleged corrections officer in the detention center's parking lot. A bunch of peaceful protesters were sitting on the ground blocking this parking lot when a correctional officer in this SUV comes barrelling through. Reporter: Before attempting to drive straight through the crowd of jewish protesters, many advocaing for the human rights of migrants detained by I.C.E. Reporter: Five protesters suffered nonlife-threatening injuries. Reports say immediately following the truck going and that crowd, officers came out and surrounded the truck in hopes of moving the protesters. Everyone, back up. Reporter: Watch when the crowd of roughly 600 demonstrators doesn't disperse. The officers used pepper spray. And while officers used pepper spray, protesters say those officers did nothing to address the drive. When reached by ABC news, the detention center offered no comment this morning. Alarming pictures overnight. Absolutely.

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