San Francisco police have arrested a man who rode his motorcycle through demonstrators during a health care protest on Wednesday.
The “die-in” was organized by Bay Resistance and Senior and Disability Action and staged outside the San Francisco Federal Building. Protesters blocked the street while some even laid down on the road to protest the proposed Senate Republican health care bill.
A spokeswoman for Bay Resistance, Emily Lee, said the man, on a red motorcycle, was “definitely targeting us,” according to CBS San Francisco
“Everyone thought he was just confused, but he didn’t stop, and at some point it became clear he was going to come through the crowd and people jumped out of the way,” Lee said. “It was unclear if it was for political reasons or if he was just mentally unstable or what, but it was terrifying.”
Lee said the man then turned around and began to come back through the crowd when police officers ordered him to stop, leading one cop to pull out his weapon.
Police did not release the man’s identity, but reports indicated that the motorcycle used in the incident was registered to Jeffery Dillon, a San Francisco man who is listed as an administrator of a Facebook group called the “White Privilege Club,” according to CBS San Francisco.
The were no serious injuries reported and the police have not released any charges against the alleged perpetrator.
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