Motorist drives into crowd protesting Minuteman

Three people were injured and at least eight arrested Wednesday in Garden Grove after a motorist drove into a crowd of 300 demonstrators protesting a speech by the founder of the Minuteman Project, authorities said.

The motorist had attended Gilchrist’s speech and was leaving when protesters began hitting his van with placards and other objects, said Garden Grove PoliceThe driver, who was not identified but spoke to a KCAL-TV Channel 9 reporter, said he gunned his car engine to get away from the crowd. The man was arrested.

Folks, we need to keep anti-Minutemen demos organized and disciplined. We are not there to convince the Minutemen of our views, we are there to win in the court of public opinion. Throwing bottles at cars is stupid and counter-productive. I’m told the police were “extremely aggressive” but that these events did happen.

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