Three injured after man drives car through Portland protest (VIDEO)

Jun 17 2020, 12:11 pm

Day 19 of the Portland protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement escalated on Tuesday after a motor vehicle drove through crowds of demonstritors near SE 3rd and Alder.

According to videos shared on social media, a vehicle drove through crowds at a peaceful protest in Portland on Tuesday night, coming into contact with other vehicles in the vicinity in an attempt to escape the scene.

Portland police identified the driver as 27-year-old Anthony Eaglehorse-Lassandro, who was later stopped and arrested for Felony Hit and Run, Reckless Driving, and Possession of a Controlled Substance.

“A vehicle encountered the crowd near Southwest 3rd Avenue near Alder Street,” reads the update from the Portland Police Bureau. “The vehicle struck several demonstrators and left at a high rate of speed, driving the wrong way on streets.”

“Officers located three patients and were able to provide support while Portland Fire & Rescue medics tended the patients. Two were transported by ambulance as trauma entries; another was taken by personal vehicle for treatment.

“All injuries [are] believed to be non-life-threatening.”

Nightly livestream Portland protests hosted by Eric Greatwood captured the aftermath, though his camera was not facing the initial incident (around the three-hour-and-32-minute mark).

One Portland lawyer, Kevin Parks, shared his video on social media. Following the events, Parks says law enforcement may have indicated more than one vehicle was involved.

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