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Rifle-toting protester says pickup clipped him

LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A man who has been walking along roads in Lafayette carrying a rifle to protest the loss of his driver’s license says he intends to continue doing so despite being clipped in an apparent hit-and-run.

Jim Sanders called police Wednesday afternoon and said he was struck by a pickup truck that swerved at him.

Police say there were no witnesses. Sanders declined medical treatment.

Numerous people have called Lafayette police to report seeing a man walking around town carrying a rifle strapped to his torso. Sanders told WLFI-TV (http://bit.ly/1jUUmWw) he’s protesting losing his driver’s license for refusing to pay fines.

Sanders said Thursday he intends to continue his protest. Police say as long as Sanders doesn’t threaten anyone, he has a right to carry the rifle.

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