• Matt Esnayra

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:

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