Tatiana Turner, 40, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault
A Black Lives Matter organizer has been arrested after video showed her driving a car into a crowd of Trump supporters in southern California, injuring two.
Driver Tatiana Turner, 40, of Long Beach, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon following the incident on Saturday in the city of Yorba Linda, about 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
The chaos unfolded as about 250 people gathered, some with a group called Caravan4Justice supporting Black Lives Matter, and others to stage a nearby counter-protest supporting President Donald Trump.
Federal records show that Turner filed a trademark application for Caravan4Justice in July, and a GoFundMe campaign names her as the group’s ‘founder’.
Police confirmed that Turner is believed to be a member of the Caravan4Justice.
It was around 3pm, police say, when a car in the parking lot of the of the Yorba Linda Public Library at 18181 Imperial Highway accelerated into the road and struck at least two individuals.
A Black Lives Matter organizer has been arrested after video showed her driving a car into a crowd of Trump supporters in southern California, injuring two
‘Oh my God!’ a woman is heard screaming on video as the white Nissan Versa accelerates into the crowd, knocking the demonstrators to the pavement
Federal records show that Turner (above being arrested) filed a trademark application for Caravan4Justice in July, and a GoFundMe campaign names her as the group’s ‘founder’.
‘Oh my God!’ a woman is heard screaming on video as the white Nissan Versa accelerates into the crowd, knocking the demonstrators to the pavement and speeding away.
Furious crowd members chased the car, hitting it with flag poles, but within seconds police intervened, taking the female driver into custody.
The two injured people, a man and a woman, were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, said Carrie Braun, spokeswoman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
Furious crowd members chased the car, hitting it with flag poles, but within seconds police intervened, taking the female driver into custody
Deputies were on the scene to maintain peace and quickly arrested the driver
The incident occurred as members of Black Lives Matter demonstrated against police brutality and systemic racism.
Counter-protesters crossed six-lane Imperial Highway and confronted the BLM protesters, authorities said. The protesters also confronted each other in the parking lot of the Yorba Linda public library, Braun said.
A white sedan came went through the crowd in the parking lot or the exit of the parking lot at the public library, injuring two people, Braun said.
People chased the car as it tried to drive away, and it was eventually stopped and was surrounded by police, she said.
The Register reported it was not known how fast the car was going. The back windshield had been broken out, and it had a flagpole sticking out of it. The front windshield was smashed, the Register reported.
Members of Caravan4Justice are seen at a rally in June. Turner is the founder of the group, according to trademark filings and a GoFundMe campaign
Orange County Sheriff deputies keep protesters and counter protesters apart in Yorba Linda, on Saturday. Police eventually declared the event an unlawful gathering
Orange County Sheriff deputies line up as Black Lives Matter protesters and counter protesters clash in Yorba Linda. People were struck by a car and injured during the events
Braun said there were 300 people total and at some point it was declared an unlawful assembly and dispersal orders were given.
On Thursday night, a BLM protester was struck by a pickup truck during a march in Hollywood and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Los Angeles police said Friday the preliminary investigation found that the driver was attempting to maneuver through the crowd when protesters began beating the vehicle with sticks and attempted to open the door.
The driver was attempting to drive away from the situation when he struck the protester. The driver stopped several blocks away and cooperated with officers. He was released pending the outcome of the investigation.
The investigation into Saturday’s incident in Yorba Linda is ongoing. Turner is being held in the Orange County Jail, and it was unclear whether she had an attorney to speak on her behalf.