Protesters Hit By Car at End of Occupy March

Two protesters were injured when a car trying to make its way through an intersection hit them.

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    Things got dangerous in Oakland and protesters and vehicles tried to share a very dark road. (Published Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011)

    A massive protest on the Port of Oakland was mostly peaceful Wednesday as the Occupy movement held a one-day general strike.

    As the protest was winding down around 8 p.m., two participants were injured when a car hit them in what would have been an open intersection.

    The crash happened at 11th Street and Broadway, as protesters marched across the street.

    Cell phone video from the scene shows a car hesitantly going through an intersection. As it approaches a man in a white t-shirt, the man tries to stop the vehicle and pounds on its hood.

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    The car then speeds forward into the protester. There are reports that man was injured and a second woman was hurt when the driver attempted to back up following the initial collision.

    KCBS radio said the driver was questioned by police but allowed to leave the scene.

    Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan said the injuries were not life-threatening.