ABSOLUTE CAR-NAGE: Shocking Footage Shows Angry Driver Mowing Down Protesters Blocking Road

A motorist ploughed into pro-Bolsonaro protesters who were blocking a motorway in Brazil, leaving at least 16 injured.

Shocking footage of the drama shows people being knocked over and others being carried down the road on the windscreen as onlookers scream in horror.

Video of the aftermath of the carnage on 2nd November shows protesters trying to lynch the occupants of the vehicle before they can be arrested by police.

The 28-year-old driver was arrested at the scene just moments after he had accelerated into demonstrators blocking the SP-310 highway in Mirassol, Sao Paulo State.

The victims – supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro – had been protesting the results of the recent general election, which the incumbent’s rival, Lula, narrowly won.

Two of the 16 are children and were taken to the local emergency care unit. Two Military Police officers are reported to be among those struck by the car.

People vandalize a car after its motorist has ploughed into a large group of Jair Bolsonaro demonstrators protesting against Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s presidential victory in Mirassol, Brazil. Police officers reportedly arrived at the scene shortly afterwards and arrested the motorist. (CEN)

The driver was taken to the local police station, where a case was opened against him for attempted murder.

A woman was also in the vehicle at the time. Both her and the driver’s identities are currently being withheld by police.

Local media are reporting that 146 federal highways are being partially or totally blocked by Bolsonaro supporters unhappy with the results of the general election.

Lula won the election on 30th October with 50.9 per cent of the vote compared to Bolsonaro’s 49.1 per cent.