Woman charged after driving truck through Breonna Taylor protesters

A Buffalo woman was charged Friday with hitting a cyclist while driving a pickup truck through upstate Breonna Taylor protesters as caught in a now-viral video.

Joanna Gollnau, 25, was charged with felony reckless endangerment and reckless driving “for striking a bicyclist with her vehicle” outside City Hall during protests Wednesday, Buffalo police said.

The charges followed shocking video footage of a Dodge revving its engine as it drove through protesters, peeling off after knocking over a middle-aged woman working as a bike marshal during the rally.

Victim Karen Huffman, 59, suffered a fractured shoulder and possibly a fractured wrist, and remains in stable condition in Erie County Medical Center, the Buffalo News said.

“I’ll be out marching with you soon,” Huffman wrote on her Facebook page, which has a profile pic saying “Silence is not an option” along with #BlackLivesMatter.

“Sadly I’ve accepted biking won’t happen for a while, which I know some of you are relieved to hear I can be sensible, lol,” added the board member of Slow Roll, a group that organizes local bicycle rides.

Joanna Gollnau was charged after "striking a bicyclist with her vehicle" outside City Hall during protest in Buffalo.
Joanna Gollnau was charged after “striking a bicyclist with her vehicle” outside City Hall during protest in Buffalo.Brandan Moses-Bonner

The upstate incident was just one of a number of viral videos showing drivers allegedly plowing through protesters taking to the streets after the decision not to charge Kentucky cops for Breonna Taylor’s death.

A pickup truck was also filmed being driven through protesters in Los Angeles Thursday, knocking a woman over — while a car was driven through a crowd at a rally in Denver Wednesday.

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