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George Floyd protesters uninjured after truck drives at crowd on Minneapolis freeway - ABC News

A truck driver has been arrested after appearing to drive at a crowd of protesters on a Minneapolis freeway at high speed amid widespread unrest in the United States.

Officials in Minnesota say no protesters were hit when the semi-trailer drove into a crowd demonstrating on a freeway near the city centre.

The Minnesota State Patrol said in a tweet that the action appeared to be deliberate.

The patrol said the driver was injured and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries but released into custody shortly afterwards.

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Truck drives at crowd on freeway

It was not clear how the driver was hurt.

Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety John Harrington said the crowd of up to 6,000 protesters was marching on a closed stretch of the Minneapolis Highway.

"In the midst of that crowd, the truck drove through at high speeds, was chased down by protesters and the truck stopped. The driver was taken out of the truck by the protesters," Mr Harrington said.

A large truck is surrounded by police and military vehicles on a freeway
A large crowd had gathered on the freeway near downtown Minneapolis.(AP: Julio Cortez)

TV footage showed protesters swarming the truck, and then law enforcement quickly moving in.

Other TV footage showed the truck moving rapidly onto the bridge and protesters appearing to part ahead of it.

The protesters were demonstrating against the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minnesota last week.

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