It appears a group of May Day protesters attempted to stop a pickup truck yesterday in Durham County, North Carolina.
According to ABC11, the protesters were blocking traffic outside the Durham County Jail when the truck began approaching them.
A video clip shows the vehicle was moving slowly before protesters began hitting it with their signs and jumping in front of it in an apparent effort to make it stop.
“There were kids there and people with different mobilities that were not able to pick up and move,” said Christine Hawn, a safety marshal with the protesters according to ABC11.
The footage of the incident directly contradicts this, showing apparently well and able protesters placing themselves in the truck’s way.
See the clip for yourself below.
According to ABC11, the driver will not be charged.
The outlet states that yesterday’s incident comes as a North Carolina Senate committee is looking into a proposed bill that would make drivers immune to lawsuits if they hit protesters who are disrupting traffic.
According to The News Observer, the bill passed the state’s House on Thursday in a 67-48 vote.