Car Drives Through Crowd of Protesters in Times Square, NYC

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A car has driven into a crowd of protesters in Times Square, New York City, according to a video posted by one of the witnesses on late Thursday.

The footage captures protesters buzzing, with some bicyclists standing in front of the black Taurus sedan and apparently trying to prevent it from moving. The car then honks and drives ahead into the crowd.

Shortly after the footage began circulating online, Twitter users began claiming the Ford Taurus was an unmarked police car. The New York Police Department denied those reports. An NYPD spokesperson also told the Gothamist that the driver has yet to be apprehended.

“My office is looking into tonight’s incident in Times Square,” NYC council member Keith Powers tweeted. “Hoping everyone is safe. Using a vehicle to hurt peaceful protesters is unacceptable and must be stopped.”