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Video Shows Sacramento Sheriff's Vehicle Striking Protester

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Video from the Stephon Clark protest on Saturday night appears to show a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy accelerating into a protester.

The video, shot by legal observer Guy Danilowitz shows a deputy accelerating and hitting a protester who wearing dark clothes was walking toward the curb. The video shows the protester moving laterally toward the curb and waving at the driver as she tries to get around.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday near 56th Street and Florin Road.

The front right side of the vehicle struck the woman, sending her tumbling to the street. She was transported from the scene by police.

The California Highway Patrol said the woman suffered minor injuries.

Witnesses at the scene have identified her as Wanda Cleveland, a 61-year-old retired bus driver.

The incident happened after a march following a rally held by the Answer Coalition. This appears to be the first event held by the group in the wake of the Stephon Clark shooting. Other protests have been coordinated by groups such as Black Lives Matter.

Later in the night, deputies along with California Highway Patrol officers broke up a vocal protest that was blocking part of Florin Road.

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