Man strikes Black Lives Matter protester with vehicle on Long Island: police

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Man hits 2 Black Lives Matter protesters with car on Long Island

Still from a Facebook video of a driver accused of striking two Black Lives Matter protesters with his vehicle Monday evening in Huntington Station, Long Island.

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HUNTINGTON STATION, L.I. — A Long Island man is facing charges after striking a protester with his vehicle Monday evening at a Black Lives Matter march, police in Suffolk County said.

Authorities said Anthony Cambareri, 36, was driving his Toyota RAV4 westbound on Broadway in Huntington Station when he struck a protester standing in the roadway around 6:45 p.m. Monday.

The protester, in addition to a man who allegedly falsely claimed he’d been hit, were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

Police said Cambareri fled the scene but was caught moments later.

Facebook user Matthew Showtyme posted video on Facebook reportedly of the driver stopped just after the incident.

Warning: The below video contains language some readers may find offensive.

Cambareri was not injured and his vehicle was impounded for a safety check, police said. Suffolk County police said the Coram man was arrested on third-degree assault charges and issued a desk appearance ticket. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

On Wednesday, police arrested Keith Harrison — the man accused of falsely claiming he’d been hit — on charges of falsely reporting an incident.

Editor’s Note: This report was updated on July 8 after police arrested a man accused of falsely claiming he’d also been hit at the protest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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