Another WGA striker struck by car — deliberate?

There have been several incidents of vehicles hitting WGA picketers as studio lot traffic comes and goes. The most recent occurred at about 10 a. m. today at the Raleigh Studios gate when, according to eyewitness A.L. Katz, Adrian Wenner was knocked down by a car and was nearly run over.

Katz, a strike captain, said the driver’s actions appeared deliberate in that he was trying to use his vehicle to move Wenner out of his path. He added that the WGA had been notified and had indicated that the guild plans to file an  LAPD report. Wenner went to his doctor.

“It was kind of horrifying to watch,” Katz said. “He was shaken up pretty badly. We haven’t seen a lot of
animosity — 80% of people are pretty empathetic — and we try to make
sure that people’s emotions don’t overcome their common sense.”

The WGA had no immediate comment.

— Dave McNary

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  1. Tracy says:

    No one should have to worry about the endangerment of their lives while working toward a good cause – – but like most cases in history, when you put up the good fight there’s always risk involved. A friend of mine who was picketing in front of Fox Studios some weeks ago was also the victim of a hit and run incident – inhumane! No one should be allowed to strike anyone under any circumstances whatsoever. Laws should apply to all citizens. A person who uses their car to strike another person should be convicted and charged with assault of a deadly weapon. It’s a serious offense that needs to be investigated and carried out.

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