A protester who was stuck while illegally protesting on a Tulsa highway has announced that he will be suing the driver of the truck that stuck him and several others that were blocking Interstate 244.
The driver, and his family who were also in the truck were hauling a horse trailer when they encountered a group of protesters who were blocking the interstate. The truck inched through the group of protesters before they started attacking the truck. The driver sped up and ended up striking several protesters. A video of the confrontation quickly went viral online.
Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler released a memo last Thursday explaining his decision to not press charges on the driver. Kunzweiler said the family inside the truck was attacked by the crowd.
“Although the claim may be that this was a peaceful protest, there was nothing peaceful about the targeting and attack upon this family,” Kunzweiler wrote. “The victim that I’m seeing are those occupants in that vehicle. They had a right to be there. Their trip is interrupted by people who are on the highway, who don’t have a right to be there.”
Camyrn Taylor suffered a fractured leg and two sprained ankles when he was run over by the truck. Taylor says he plans to file a lawsuit as soon as this week against the driver.