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Car Strikes Four Policemen at Denver Racial Discrimination Protest, Students Yell, 'Hit Him Again'

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Dec 05
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A car reportedly struck four police officers at a Denver racial discrimination protest Wednesday (Dec. 3); all four police officers were injured in the incident, one critically. 


Fox News reports students from East High School staged a walk out onto a busy road. When a car hit four policemen on bicycles, students allegedly yelled, “Hit him again” and teachers did not intervene.


The car was driven by a person with a medical condition. 


A statement from the police officers’ union said, “The Denver Police Protective Association has learned that immediately after the horrible accident yesterday injuring four Denver Police Officers, several parties in the protesting group cheered and chanted “hit him again.” These actions are not only reprehensible but quite possibly the most disturbing thing this Association has ever heard.


Denver County Public Schools released a statement denying such comments were made. 


“We have no knowledge of the alleged comments. We would deplore any such comments and will look into the allegation, and would welcome any evidence that would assist us in an investigation. All afternoon yesterday and all day today, students at East expressed their deep concern for Officer Adsit and his family and their appreciation for the police assistance in ensuring student safety during the march,” the district said. 



Publication date: December 5, 2014