Car hits protesters in Manhattan

At least six people were hit by a car in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan on Friday afternoon.

It happened at the intersection of 39th and 3rd Avenue just before 4:10 p.m.

The protesters who had gathered in solidarity with ICE detainees in New Jersey say the car, a BMW, accelerated through the intersection where the protesters were before stopping a few blocks away.

The NYPD could not say how many people were hit, only saying that it was "multiple."

There is no word yet on the severity of the injuries but none of them are believed to be life-threatening. 

The driver of the car, 52-year-old Kathleen Casillo, of Queens, has been charged with reckless endangerment. Police say she was released from custody after being given a notice to appear in court at a later date

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