The tanker after plowing into protesters on the shut-down bridge in Minneapolis on Sunday evening. Authorities said it appeared protesters escaped injury. Photo: Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via Getty Images

Minnesota authorities said they arrested the driver of a truck who drove into demonstrators on a Minneapolis bridge Sunday evening while the eight-lane road was closed for a protest.

Details: Minnesota Department of Public Safety tweeted that the man had been initially taken to the hospital "with non-life threatening injuries" and was later released. It didn't appear that any of the protesters were wounded in the incident, the department said.

  • The incident happened as protesters gathered at the Interstate 35W bridge across the Mississippi River just before 6pm local time on Sunday.
  • Authorities announced they were closing major roads at 5pm, including I-35W.
  • The public safety department said in a later Twitter post that camera footage indicated "the semi was on I-35W as authorities were closing the road. It didn’t appear to drive through any barricades."
  • Public Safety commissioner John Harrington said 5,000–6,000 people were on the bridge at the time, per the Star Tribune.

The big picture: The peaceful demonstration came on the sixth say of protests and unrest in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer kneeled on his neck for about eight minutes in the city on May 25.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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