A car drove through a crowd protesters at a trans lives matter vigil in St. Louis Monday night. The protest was to honor transgender woman Kenneth “Kiwi” Herring who was fatally shot by police in the city.
Three people suffered minor injuries after the Mercedes ran into protesters, according to Riverfront Times. According to police, the driver, a white male, honked the horn of his car as he tried to get through the crowd. Then, protestors surrounded his car and began striking it with their hands and a flag pole, police allege. The driver fled but stopped a block away from the protest, where he was arrested.
Herring was killed by police on Tuesday after authorities got a call of a domestic dispute. They discovered a 30-year-old man who was cut on his arms, torso and face. Police alleged that Herring, also 30, swung at officers with a large kitchen knife. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Herring also stabbed an officer.
Police initially described Herring as a 30-year-old man. St. Louis’ LGBTQ criticized the misgendering of Herring.
Friends said that the stabbing seemed out of character for Herring. Her neighbor Brooke Jones said, “If you needed anything from Kiwi, she would give it to you. She’d see my kids outside playing and she’d hand out popsicles, have barbecues, all that.”
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