A woman who said she was in the car that drove through a group of protesters in New York’s Times Square described how she was molested before getting into the vehicle and later receiving death threats.
A video of the incident shows a Ford Taurus driving through a crowd of Black Lives Matter protesters, including people who appear to be blocking the vehicle with bicycles, on a rainy Thursday evening. The vehicle will then stop briefly before driving off.
“What happened last night was not a peaceful protest,” Juliet Germanotta said on Facebook Live on Friday. “A mob tried to attack us physically and I think they tried to kill us. These people don̵
An unidentified protester told WABC-TV that the driver of the vehicle tried to drive through a red light.
“If you go through a red light when there are people on the zebra crossing, you are accepting the chance that you will hit someone,” said the protester.
WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE
Germanotta, who was arrested multiple times for destroying a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower, was part of a handful of Trump supporters who held a counter-demonstration.
She said her group had been ordered by police to leave the area shortly after 8 p.m. No one came forward to complain about any injuries from the incident, WABC-TV reported.
Many speculated the car was an unmarked New York police vehicle that the NYPD later denied. The license plate, however, matched a Ford Taurus police interceptor associated with police activist Hakim Gibson, Gothamist reported. The publication said that Gibson posts on Facebook indicated the car was bought at auction and featured a bumper and headlight.
“Our life was in danger,” said Germanotta, according to the news channel. “Over 300 people, part of the other protest, started cursing and mocking us. Started to follow us as the police tried to escort us up 46th Street. Then we got into a car. The protesters reached 46th Street and blocked us. The driver then drove through to get us to safety. “
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“My life has been threatened verbally,” she added. “Several times people said they would get me, they would hurt me, they would kill me, my life doesn’t matter.”
On Facebook Live, Germanotta said she had received 200 death threats on social media since the incident. She added that she did not vote for Trump in 2016 but would do so in November.