Aurora, Colorado. (KDVR) — Aurora police are investigating an incident involving a woman who says she was hit by a car during protest marches on Saturday, Elijah McClain.
Charity cannon said she joined the March hoping that it will stay peaceful. She says that protesters turned on Sable Boulevard when she was struck.
“I felt my body jolt forward, and I jerked to the side a few women,” said cannon.
Cannon said she went to a nearby hospital later in the day should be checked for damage. She was not seriously hurt, but the incident left her feeling angry and hurt.
“I felt attacked, because I’m a black woman and I was right in front of her car,” said cannon.
Cannon says the woman driving the car shouted racial insults. Aurora police could not confirm Sunday whether the driver intentionally hit the gun, saying that the incident is still under investigation.
Cannon says that she avoided the protests in downtown Denver in the desire to stay away from violence. She said that she felt safe in Aurora, as the police blocked off many streets while the protesters marched.
“It’s scary, and I went through the emotions of resentment and anger. But I have no hatred in my heart for this woman. I just want to know why,” said cannon.
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