Car injures protester during California demonstration

Elias Hubbard
September 28, 2020

The city of Yorba Linda does not require a permit to demonstrate for crowds smaller than 500 people and neither had a permit, sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Braun said.

An alleged supporter of Black Lives Matter drove a auto through a crowd of counter-protesters during a standoff in Yorba Linda, California, on Saturday, and was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.

Two protesters in Southern California were injured Saturday after a driver allegedly plowed through a demonstration where both President Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter demonstrators had gathered.

Counter-protesters crossed six-lane Imperial Highway and confronted the BLM protesters, authorities said.

Turner was arrested after driving a auto in a library parking lot that struck at least two people who were taken to a nearby hospital with major but non-life threatening injuries, the statement said.

The "Caravan for Justice" protests began earlier this year in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to highlight and remember those who had lost their lives at the hands of U.S. police officers.

Tatiana Turner, 40, was arrested Saturday in Yorba Linda after speeding from a parking lot when her vehicle was surrounded by shouting counterprotesters who had been ordered by police to leave the area.

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. Her rear window shatters as she drives away and dozens of people give chase. The back windshield had been broken out, and it had a flagpole sticking out of it.

Orange County Sheriff deputies keep protesters and counter protesters apart in Yorba Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

The driver had been involved in the protest but officials didn't say which side she was supporting.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department declared an unlawful assembly and told the groups, estimated at 250 people total, to leave after fights were reported and some people were said to be carrying weapons. Another protester, Jason Mancuso, 46, was detained for failure to obey the dispersal order.

On Thursday night, a BLM protester was hit by a pickup truck while attending a march in Hollywood, also suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

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.

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