Demonstrator shot at George Floyd protest in Seattle after man drives car into crowd

Demonstrator shot at George Floyd protest in Seattle after man drives car into crowd

ONE MAN has been injured following a shooting which took place at a Black Lives Matter protest in Seattle yesterday.

Disturbing footage of the incident shows a large crowd demonstrating on the street when a car drives toward the protesters at speed.

Demonstrators jump out of the way before the car slows at a barricade and is surrounded by protesters.

One man, named as Daniel, 26, reaches into the car and is shot in the arm by the driver, who then exits the vehicle.

The driver brandishes what appears to be a gun before running into the crowd.

It is understood he turned himself in to a nearby police station.

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 08: Demonstrators clash with police near the Seattle Police Departments East Precinct shortly after midnight on June 8, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Earlier in the evening, a suspect drove into the crowd of protesters and shot one person, which happened after a day of peaceful protests across the city. Later, police and protestors clashed violently during ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

Further footage shows the injured protester, who says he had punched the driver in an attempt to disarm him, raising a fist in the air as he is helped off the scene by medics.

"I catch him and I punch him in the face," he states in the video. "I hear the gunshot go off in my arm. I moved right in time."

"My whole thing was to protect those people, the whole thing was to protect those people down there."

Maryland basketball team Terrapin Hoops took to Twitter where they stated the man who attempted to disarm the shooter is a brother of one of their former players.

A spokesperson for the team wrote that they were "proud of former Terp Dino Gregorys brother Daniel, who heroically put himself in harms way to save others at a Seattle protest yesterday".

The disturbing incident comes as the United States enters its second week of civil unrest as protests erupted nationwide following the killing of George Floyd by white police officer Derek Chauvin.

Demonstrations have been held in all 50 states and across the world in solidarity wih the Black Lives Matter movement in protest against systemic racism and police brutality.