(Meredith) -- A protester was thrown off a police cruiser moments after jumping on the vehicle during an anti-Trump demonstration in California on Monday, video shows.
In the video, a man wearing a red cap is seen climbing on the hood of a California Highway Patrol car in Sacramento. The vehicle accelerates, sending the man tumbling over the car’s roof before he slams onto the pavement.
The protest occurred near McClellan Airport, where President Donald Trump met with California Gov. Gavin Newsom to discuss the deadly wildfires raging across the state.
Authorities said the protester who fell off the cruiser during the demonstration suffered minor injuries.
CHP North Sacramento later released the following statement to KOVR-TV:
“Two CHP officers were conducting traffic control near the intersection of northbound Watt Ave and Airbase Drive and attempted to leave the area. As the lead vehicle began to pull away, one of the protestors climbed up the hood of the patrol vehicle. Fearing for his safety, the officer began to accelerate away and the protestor fell off the vehicle."
CHP North Sacramento said it is still investigating the incident.