vehicle attacks

U.S. Demonstrators Contend With Uptick In Vehicular Attacks

Recent demonstrations across the U.S. have been marred by at least 19 cases of individuals allegedly using vehicles as weapons to drive into crowds, according to witnesses and police. In at least eight of these cases, drivers face charges over what prosecutors have claimed to be deliberate acts. In a Virginia court filing, the Commonwealth alleges a driver who hit a demonstrator’s bicycle and threatened the protesting crowd nearby with his truck told police he was a high-ranking official of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).

Cars and Trucks as Weapons of Terror

On March 22, 2017, terrorist assailant Khalid Masood killed five people during a vehicle and stabbing attack in London. The following day, a similar attack was thwarted in Antwerp, Belgium. On April 7, another assailant...