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Black Lives Matter Protester Hit By Iowa Governor's Car When He Tried to Block It


When her car was leaving, her driver hit a Black Lives Matter organizer, Jaylen Cavil, as he stood in front of the vehicle, trying to block it. Cavil said he was not hurt. Black Lives Matter protesters demanded that the Governor immediately sign an executive order restoring voting rights to those with felony convictions who have completed their sentences. Reynolds said she will sign the order but not immediately. -GEG

A Black Lives Matter protester who tried to block a vehicle carrying Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) by standing in front of it Tuesday said he was was shocked when Reynolds' driver hit the gas instead of the brake and drove right through him. The protester, Jaylen Cavil, said he was "physically okay" after failing to block the governor.