Winnipeg, MB (WNews) – Four people were injured, early Saturday morning in Winnipeg after a driver drove into a crowd of protesters according to reports online. The driver has been arrested and charged
The driver hit four Freedom Convoy protesters and fought the police during his arrest. The driver faces numerous charges including Assault with a Weapon.
Winnipeg police say they are investigating a hit-and-run incident that occurred on Friday night near the Manitoba legislature, where people were protesting against pandemic restrictions.
A video circulating on social media appears to show a person driving a white SUV in the area of the protest and then into the crowd of protesters.
A person is seen being struck and then standing up afterwards.
Police say traffic on Broadway is now down to one lane in either direction, and people are asked to avoid driving in the area.
Those who must drive on Broadway should expect delays, police said in a tweet.
Update: Updated headline and story to clarify that four people were injured. Winnipeg Police provided the update on Saturday afternoon