Car drives into immigration protesters outside GOP lawmaker’s office

Greg Nash

A car drove into a group of immigration protesters outside of Rep. Ed Royce’s (R-Calif.) office 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles on Thursday.

The alleged driver, Daniel Wenzek, 56, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to The Los Angeles Times. He was booked and released pending further investigation.


The car moved forward as protesters put their hands on the vehicle before it sped up, causing one protester to land on the car’s hood. Police stopped the car shortly thereafter.

Royce’s spokesman Steven Smith told the newspaper that the congressman was on a flight to California from Washington at the time of the incident. 

Police are asking those who were injured in the incident to come forward. SEIU United Service Workers West labor union president David Huerta said “several” of the union’s members went to the hospital, the newspaper reported.

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