May Day Protest Turns Dangerous as Pickup Driver Takes On Protesters

In what could have been a serious incident, but luckily no one was hurt, an angry man in Durham, North Carolina tried to force his way through a May Day parade on a major street in his pickup truck. It is extremely fortunate that no one was hurt in this bizarre and dangerous incident.

While cities all across the United States traditionally host protests on May Day, the legal and properly permitted protest in Durham, North Carolina, took a very interesting turn after one man and his Dodge Ram decided his need to get where ever he was going was more important than his civic responsibilities or other people’s lives.

Local media sources report that a group of protesters was blocking South Mangum Street in downtown Durham, when the man in the Dodge pickup truck showed up on the scene.

The group was carrying signs and banners, and became upset when the driver encroached on their march. The protesters tried to block the driver with their bodies, but he would not stop and kept driving forward and even dangerously revving his engine.

A safety marshal named Christine Hawn who was present during the incident was quite upset with the driver: “There were kids there and people with different mobilities that were not able to pick up and move.”

Several other marshals described the moment as “scary” to the media.

Eventually, the truck reached a side road and the drove off.

Miraculously, no one was hurt in the frightening confrontation, and the protest went on. The protesters were carrying signs backing workers' rights, raising the minimum wage, immigrants' rights, and better treatment for inmates at the jail.

The group then moved on to the city council chambers to make their opinions known to their political leaders.

Let’s hope the authorities track down the anti-social driver of the pickup truck before he hurts someone else.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photos: Screenshot/ABC 11

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

Susan Rice, former ambassador and National Security Advisor, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post. In her editorial, Rice slams President Donald...

The world's 'most identical twins' do everything they can to ensure they're exactly alike. They have the same cosmetic surgical procedures. They...

Six-year-old Jeremy Mardis is an autistic boy who was shot dead by two Louisiana state marshals while in the front passenger seat of his father...

Joe McKnight, 28, a former NFL player, was shot and killed in New Orleans yesterday. As WGNO reports, he lost his life after an apparent road rage...

On Tuesday, a clerk from Kentucky's Rowan county filed a federal lawsuit against state Gov. Steve Beshear. Her lawsuit claims her rights to...

Latest News Stories

On Sunday, top U.S. officials and lawmakers shared concerns over the increasing threat of jihad-inspired terror attacks inside of the United...

Former President Barack Obama took a veiled shot at his successor on Thursday, when he pointed out that he refrained from tweeting while in the...

With his imminent release from Lovelock Correctional Facility in Nevada, OJ Simpson, also known as ‘The Juice’, will face a number of challenges...

The phrase ‘taking a knee’ has taken on a different kind of meaning of late when it comes to the NFL. In the past, it could mean that one team was...

Being asked for specifics on many of his policies, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump has finally explained how he plans to get Mexico to pay for his...