Shocking footage shows a tanker truck driving through a crowd of thousands of protesters on a highway in Minneapolis, US.

The crowd were said to be taking a knee to protest the death of George Floyd when the truck barrelled down the Interstate 35W Bridge.

Footage shows a tanker truck driving through a crowd of thousands of protesters. Photo / Fox 9 Minneapolis
Footage shows a tanker truck driving through a crowd of thousands of protesters. Photo / Fox 9 Minneapolis

Footage shows a crowd of people then mobbed the truck and tried to get to the driver, while thousands scattered.

According to reports from FOX 9 Minneapolis, medics rushed to the highway to tend to the people who may have been struck.

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As of yet, there are no reports of confirmed injuries.

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