A man hit three protesters while he was trying to drive through a march in St. Louis on Wednesday night.
The black Mercedes collided with protesters marching in honour of Kiwi Herring, a transgender woman shot dead by police on Tuesday.
A man and two women sustained minor injuries, and the driver was taken into custody about one block away from the scene for felony fleeing, according to St. Louis police spokesperson Schron Jackson.
Police said the driver stopped and honked before attempting to drive around the crowd.
The protesters then surrounded his car, slammed on it with their hands, and hit the vehicle with a flag pole, according to Jackson.
Several protesters kicked and jumped onto the car, and the three victims were hit when the driver pulled away, Jackson said.
Witness Keith Rose told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the driver stopped before accelerating gradually through a crowd at the intersection of Manchester Avenue and Sarah Street.
Rose also claimed the driver raised his middle fingers while he drove through a group of people, the witness told the local newspaper.