A car drove through a crowd of protesters in Manhattan on Friday, sending six people to area hospitals, officials said.
The car’s female driver and her female passenger were taken into custody, said police. They were being questioned Friday evening, but police sources said they do not believe the driver acted intentionally.
The crash happened about 4:08 p.m. at E. 39th St. and Third Ave. in Murray Hill, said police.
Protester Desmond Marrero, 25, said the group was marching west on E. 39th St. when the car — identified by cops as a black BMW — came upon them from behind.
“People weren’t aware. They couldn’t even see it coming. How are you going to hit people who can’t even see you?” Marrero said.
“One of the guys who was hit pushed me out of the way,” Marrero said. “I turned and watched as he went up into the air and flipped over. It was traumatizing.”