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Man Gets Hit By A Car During Michael Brown Memorial In Ferguson

When will the violence stop? 

In the midst of a seemingly peaceful demonstration for the second anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., gunshots were fired. Luckily, no one was shot, but a speeding car struck a protester flinging him into the air. “A lady came down and hit a protester — knocked the shoes off his feet,” witness Sharon Cowan told The Associated Press. “Hit him, and he rolled and he bounced.”

Reportedly, the car drove into a group of protesters on Tuesday night (Aug. 9), who were blocking a street during the gathering. A statement issued by the Ferguson police department claims that several people ran after the fleeing car, and fired about a dozen shots at the vehicle. A city spokesman later stated that the car was punctured with a slew of bullet holes, and that police were in search of the culprit.

A video provided by Heather De Mian from the AP shows the victim being hit and thrown several feet as bystanders screamed in horror.

Regardless of the footage, spokesman Jeff Small told the St. Louis Dispatch police that he doesn’t think the driver purposely hit the victim, but that it was more so an accident. “By all accounts, her version of what happened seems to fit the version of what happened to a person driving down a busy West Florissant Avenue and not seeing a person standing there,” Small said. Reports state that by 10 p.m. the commotion was settled, and everyone had left. And no arrests have been made.

Here's some more evidence of the events from those who took to Twitter to document the happenings.

Earlier that day, close to a hundred people gathered along Canfield Drive, the same spot Brown was fatally shot by officer Darren Wilson, after an altercation on Aug. 9, 2014. During the memorial service, Mike Brown's father took a moment to say a couple of words regarding the world his son left behind; stressing how being black is strictly just being human, like everyone is.

“My son built families up, opened the eyes of the world and let them know this ain’t right,” he said. “This color is not a disease. This color is beautiful. Black is beautiful.”

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