Some said it was an accident — more said it wasn't.
A protester in Colorado was lucky to escape with his life after being rammed by an SUV.
Shocking video from Denver on Thursday showed the man being thrown from the hood of the car, before the driver swerves and ploughs into him.
Like many cities across the US, protesters had gathered near the state capitol in the wake of the death of George Floyd, who died after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck for several minutes during an arrest for a suspected forgery.
Crowds had gathered to block traffic at the intersection of Broadway and Colfax Avenue; while the witness footage doesn't show what led up to the incident, it appeared one female driver of a black SUV tried to force her way through the blockade.
A dozens-strong group surrounded the vehicle, with one kicking at the headlights, while another man jumped up on top of the hood.
As the car speeds away, the man jumps off the front of the vehicle and manages to stay on his feet as he scrambles away.
But despite having a completely clear road in front of her, the driver brakes and suddenly turns 90 degrees, back towards the man, who has his back to her and does not see her coming.
She then accelerates into him, ramming him to the ground, narrowly missing running his legs over as he crumples inches away from the front wheel.