Three DC Occu-tards injured while jumping in front of moving cars.
WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia police said early Saturday that a driver will not be charged for striking three people taking part in an Occupy DC protest in downtown Washington.
Lt. Christopher Micciche of the D.C. police said the driver was not cited because he had a green light when his vehicle struck the three on Friday night.
He said witnesses told police that the three pedestrians "either ran toward or jumped in front of the moving vehicle." He said one pedestrian jumped on the hood of the car. One of them was cited for being in the roadway.
"The protesters were apparently trying to block the roadway," Micciche said. "It was essentially an accident where three individuals were injured but they were in violation by being in the roadway."
D.C. fire department spokesman Lon Walls said Saturday morning that the three were transported to two area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
One protester, 29-year-old Jesse Folks of Riverdale, Md., told The Washington Post that he was standing in the street with other demonstrators near the convention center when the car "just gassed it into a bunch of people."
"We were in the street, but this guy didn't even give us a chance to get out of the way," Folks said.
Micciche said witnesses provided a different account.
"They probably thought the driver would either stop or be able to stop, but it didn't appear that was the case."
Some days, it just doesn't pay to crawl out of your Soros-donated Obamaville tent, does it, kiddies?