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Minnesota trucker who drove through protesters was 'frustrated'

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said a truck driver who drove through marchers on a Minneapolis highway on Sunday appeared to do so unintentionally and was "frustrated" at the road closure for the protest over George Floyd's death.

The trucker, who was dragged from his vehicle and beaten by some protesters, told authorities the vast majority of the marchers tried to protect him from those who wanted to do him harm, Walz said. Aside from the driver, there were no injuries.

The driver, identified by police as Bogdan Vechirko, got ahead of a phased closure of Interstate 35W for the protest and turned onto the highway...

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