Vehicle plows into crowd of demonstrators during fast food worker strike in Michigan

Posted at 5:57 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 10:42:58-04

FLINT, Mich. — Multiple people were hit by a car during a fast food worker strike in Flint, according to WJRT. 

WJRT reports that the vehicle drove into the crowd of people protesting at a McDonalds at Dort and Lapeer in Flint.

Workers were taking part in a rally demanding the fast food industry raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.  

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer attended the rally and said she was "incredibly sad" to see so many people hurt.

According to the Associated Press, police chief Tim Johnson said he doesn't believe the crash was intentional and that the driver seemed "pretty shaken up" afterward.

Johnson initially said four or five people had non-life-threatening injuries, but later said eight were hospitalized.