FLINT, Mich. — Multiple people were hit by a car during a fast food worker strike in Flint, according to WJRT.
WJRT reports that the vehicle drove into the crowd of people protesting at a McDonalds at Dort and Lapeer in Flint.
More images from the scene along Doet HWY where multiple people were hit during a protest. Stick with @ABC12WJRT for the latest pic.twitter.com/875YPLzU9P
— Mallory Pearson (@MalloryPearson_) October 2, 2018
Workers were taking part in a rally demanding the fast food industry raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer attended the rally and said she was "incredibly sad" to see so many people hurt.
I was in Flint for the rally this morning and am incredibly sad that so many people were hurt. https://t.co/4gtoYMP7NO
— Gretchen Whitmer (@gretchenwhitmer) October 2, 2018
According to the Associated Press, police chief Tim Johnson said he doesn't believe the crash was intentional and that the driver seemed "pretty shaken up" afterward.
Johnson initially said four or five people had non-life-threatening injuries, but later said eight were hospitalized.