Muslim woman run over in Brussels during protest

Driver runs down Muslim woman in Brussels, as hundreds protest Islamic terror following bombing attacks.

David Rosenberg,

Muslim woman run over in Brussels
Muslim woman run over in Brussels
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Hundreds of protesters descended upon Brussels' Molenbeek neighborhood, despite a police lockdown, to demonstrate against the city’s Muslim population.

Molenbeek, known for its large Islamic population, was rocked by angry protests on Saturday as anti-Muslim demonstrators squared off against riot police. Water cannons and mounted police were called in to break up the demonstration.

During the protests a car broke through the police line protecting the neighborhood and rammed full speed into a pedestrian crossing the street.

The hit-and-run appeared by all accounts to be intentional, though no formal motivation for the crime has been suggested by police.

The victim was a Muslim woman in traditional Islamic garb.

First responders reported that the victim was wounded but conscious after the incident.

Police quickly surrounded the car involved in the hit-and-run, battering it with batons until the driver was removed and arrested.