Protesters Face Off Against Riot Police in Providence After Moped Rider's Crash

Protesters faced off with police in riot gear in Providence, Rhode Island, after a man was left in a critical condition after a moped crash involving a police vehicle.

Jhamal Gonsalves suffered a head injury after his moped crashed while police were trying to escort ATVs and dirt bikes from the streets of Providence, according to news reports.

Sam Crellin filmed these videos of protesters chanting at police as part of protests that called for an independent investigation into the incident.

“The protest from start to finish of me being there was peaceful jhamals father spoke from the police side of the line to maintain to the crowd that he wanted the peace prioritized and the crowd at that time,” Crellin told Storyful.

“What brought me out was the overwhelming sensation that its time for me and us as a people to make it clear that we need the police to get their departments under control from the inside.” Credit: Sam Crellin via Storyful