LB organizer drives through a crowd of protesters in Yorba Linda, striking two
Tatiana Turner, a 40-year-old Long Beach resident, has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly striking at least two people with her car during a demonstration against racism in Yorba Linda.
Caravans4Justice, a Long Beach-based nonprofit, organized the demonstration in Yorba Linda, supporting a Black Lives Matter protest that began at 2 p.m. According to the OC Sheriffs Department, approximately 150 individuals were in Turner's group at the Yorba Linda library.
About thirty minutes into the demonstration, counter-protesters, many of whom were wearing pro-Trump regalia, began physically clashing with BLM protesters, including at least one individual who was pepper-sprayed by another protestor, OCSD says.
OC Sheriffs estimate that 250 people were in attendance, and after reports of "physical altercations," they declared an unlawful assembly.
The OC Register reported that both BLM and Pro-Trump protesters were on the opposite side of Imperial Highway, "but the counter-demonstrators at one point surged across the six-lane highway to confront the Caravan group."
A man suffered two broken legs, and a woman has "moderate injuries," per the AP.
Tatiana Turner is reportedly the founder of Carvans4Justice and is currently held on a $1 million bail.
Caravan4Justice flyer from the group's Facebook page: