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By: Keith Klein (Photo: Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images )
A large crowd had gathered at the Monroe County Courthouse Monday night to hear from Bloomington resident and County Human Rights Commission member Vauhxx Booker. Booker was the victim of a racially motivated attack by multiple white men at Lake Monroe on July 4th. DNR police who responded to the scene at Lake Monroe say they will be filing a report on the incident with the Monroe County Prosecutor.
Protesters are demanding that Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant prosecute members of the group who assaulted Booker. They also want the DNR to fire the officers that didn’t arrest the suspects in Booker’s assault.
Monday night’s demonstration ended just after 9 p.m. The crowd was dispersing when a car that appeared to drive into the crowd intentionally. Two members of the crowd seemed to jump on the car to stop it.
The driver, described by witnesses as a woman older than 50, drove her car into the group, one demonstrator was left face down near the crosswalk at 6th Street. The victim appeared to be conscious when an ambulance transported her from the scene. Bystanders have posted vivid cell phone footage of the incident on social media. Police are working to determine the identity of the driver. Multiple witnesses tried to chase after the car to get the license plate number.[Read more…] about WGCL News — Bloomington Rally and Injuries