Update 9:35 pm Pacific Time: The hospital is reportedly saying that the injuries are non-life threatening.
A man and a woman were struck by a Mercedes Benz on Broadway in Oakland. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the man driving the Mercedes became frustrated with the marching protesters because he had a green light and his path was blocked. He then slammed the gas peddle and hit the two protesters.
Other protesters at the scene began screaming at the driver and after being questioned by police he was allowed to leave the scene, despite objections from many witnesses who believe he should have been arrested. The two injured protesters were unconscious as they were taken to the hospital. One of them has reportedly died but this has yet to be confirmed.
A general strike was held today in Oakland and thousands flooded the streets, shutting down businesses, ports, schools, and traffic. More details as this story develops.
Edited by Wendy Gittleson