October 25, 2021

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The driver of a truck that struck a barrel of Minneapolis protesters was arrested without bail

The driver of a truck that struck a barrel of Minneapolis protesters was arrested without bail

A tanker truck driver who entered a crowd of George Floyd demonstrators Sunday in Minneapolis has been detained without bail on suspicion of assault.

Bogdan Vecchirko, 35, was arrested after entering a large gathering of demonstrators on the I-35W bridge, and is being held at the Hennepin County Jail pending an investigation into the incident. Minnesota State Patrol, The company said on Twitter.

The shocking video of the incident shows protesters running frantically out of the truck as they rush towards them.

Then the lorry came to a halt, and the demonstrators surrounded the cab, attacked Vichirko, and the police gathered at the scene and took him into custody.

Authorities say he was treated for life-threatening injuries at a local hospital in Wechigo. The mug shot released by authorities shows a cut on the bridge of his nose.

A tanker truck carrying thousands of protesters marched in Minneapolis
A tanker truck carrying thousands of protesters marched in MinneapolisReuters

No injuries were reported among the protesters.

In a statement, the lorry company, Ken Advantage, said Vecchirko was driving as an independent contractor, KSTP-TV reported.

“Our hearts go out to everyone who regrets the events of last week,” the statement said.

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