Accounts Differ as Car Strikes 3 DC Anti-Koch Protestors

A car struck three "Occupy DC" protestors blocking traffic outside an event at the DC Convention Center, where two GOP presidential candidates were honoring the anti-environmental Koch brothers. The protestors were ticketed for blocking traffic and sent to the emergency room, while the driver who struck them was not charged. Accounts of the incident differed. Protestors said the driver sped up to plow through two different sets of protestors. Police said that the protestors jumped in front of a moving car and that they released the driver because he had a green light when he hit them.

Annie Gowen and Kevin Sieff report for the Washington Post November 5, 2011.


"Occupy DC Sets The Record Straight" (You Tube)

"DC Police: Car Strikes at Least 2 at Occupy DC Protest Near Convention Center" (AP)

"Occupy Washington Protesters Struck By Car Near Conservative Summit" (National Post)

"Car Hits Three Protesters at Occupy DC Rally, Driver Held (VIDEO)" (Huffington Post)

"Occupy The Koch Brothers: Violence, Injuries, And Arrests At DC Protest" (Forbes)

"Was The Lack of Police Presence at Occupy Koch Event Politically Motivated?" (Daily Caller)

"3 Occupy D.C. Protesters Struck by Car; Driver Free and 'Everybody Here Is Crying For Blood' " (DCist)

"Latest Developments in the Occupy Protests" (AP)

"Occupy Washington Protesters Struck By Car Near Conservative Summit" (Reuters)

Source: Wash Post, 11/07/2011