It’s not clear that tanker truck driver Bogdan Vechirko was aware the freeway had been closed before he came rolling through a mob of protesters at full speed. Most of the crowd scattered as he approached, horn blaring. Vechirko managed to stop before he ran over one or two hardcore radicals who held their ground, but as soon as he did stop, he was dragged from his cab and beaten. Luckily he was rescued and arrested by police before he suffered too much damage from the anarchists.
Driver beaten and arrested
Thousands of protesters were allowed to seize control of an I-35 highway bridge over the Mississippi River in Minnesota. Nearby Minneapolis is the epicenter of New World Order engineered race riots in the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of four uniformed assassins. The whole disturbing episode seems custom made to intentionally start a race war. The police as a department and an institution were totally “framed.”
After days of violence and civil unrest, things escalated on Sunday when a tanker truck drove through thousands of people marching on a Minneapolis highway. The unruly crowd quickly and efficiently dragged the driver from the cab and beat him nearly senseless, witnesses relate. It “did not appear any of the marchers were injured.” As for the trucker, he was “taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.”
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz says the incident highlights how touchy things are. “The incident just underscores the volatile situation we have out there.” He was also quick to point out “he did not know the motives of the driver.” The resident of Otsego, Minnesota, may have been just as surprised by the horde of swarming radicals as they were of his speeding juggernaut. He may have considered rolling through his best option. He apparently didn’t want to hurt anyone because he did stop, which endangered his own life.
The freeway had been closed for less than an hour and it’s possible that 35-year-old Vechirko, who had been on the road, wasn’t aware of the closure. They know for sure “the truck was already on the interstate before the incident.” Barriers were put up to restrict access to the highway at 5 p.m. “It was one of the most dangerous things I’ve ever seen,” DPS Commissioner John Harrington reports. The Star-Tribune writes, “State officials said Vechirko may not have realized the road had been closed.”
A crowd of peaceful demonstrators
The police aren’t helping to diffuse the situation any by tweeting about the “very disturbing actions by a truck driver on I-35W, inciting a crowd of peaceful demonstrators.” Because video of the truck shows the owner’s logo, everyone started calling Kenan Advantage Group at their headquarters in Ohio.
They didn’t know anything more about it than anyone else but issued a statement anyway. They were “informed” of “an incident involving one of its independent contractors in Minneapolis.” They will be “cooperating with investigating authorities.”
Police estimate that there were between 5,000 and 6,000 radical demonstrators on the bridge when the truck came plowing through. After they arrived on the scene, officers had “to use chemical spray on protesters,” so they could help the driver to their cruiser. They managed to clear the crowd off the bridge by telling them there was the “threat of a possible gas or chemical leak from the tanker.”